As a follow up to my recent blog post titled “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure Review” I wanted to give some extra insight into what can you expect from this book and from this diet/plan.

Therefore, I asked someone in the sales team of this book if I could use some of the information revealed in the book in my blog. They agreed, so here you have and overview of what to expect from Dr. Ripich and Jim Healthy’s diabetes cure plan (I wrote it literally as it appears in the book.)

I hope this encourages you, as it did with me, to give it a try.

The 30-Day Diabetes Cure Structure:

PHASE ONE: Blood Sugar “Boot Camp”

“This is the strictest stage of the plan. During the first 10 days, you‘re going to go “cold turkey” off all the diabetes-causing foods, beverages, and bad habits that have been making you sick and threatening your life.

For the next 10 days you won’t be consuming any sodas, sugary beverages, fruit juice, candy, or refined carbohydrates (including breakfast cereals, chips, cookies, ice cream, and energy bars). You’ll also abstain from bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, whole grains, and baked goods. No beer, wine, or alcohol of any kind. You won’t even eat any fruit. And you’ll eat no restaurant meals of any kind.

Before you freak out, know that you will be eating three regular meals a day, plus two healthy snacks (whether you feel like having them or not!). I want to reassure you that you’ll never feel hungry during this initial period — or ever on The 30-Day Diabetes Cure.

You’ll be enjoying a satisfying variety of delicious and filling foods; from meat, fish, and poultry to dairy, eggs, veggies, and cheese. Plus, your withdrawal from the diabetes-causing foods will be gradual over the next 10 days and you’ll be able to reintroduce many foods (though not all of them) in Phase Two.

During Phase One, you’ll also re-learn an essential skill, one you were born with: how to distinguish between true hunger and mere appetite, the latter being a psychological desire for certain tastes.

If the cold-turkey approach to quitting certain foods seems harsh, let me explain why my patients and I have found this to be the quickest, most effective way to halt the progression of diabetes and start reversing it:

Cutting back just doesn’t work. Study after study shows that gradual withdrawal from cigarette smoking, alcohol dependency, and other drug addictions just doesn’t work. The same is true for food addictions — and that’s basically what people with diabetes and blood sugar irregularities have developed over the course of their lives. “Cutting back” is like giving a hungry wild cheetah a can of cat food. This only aggravates the animal’s hunger, driving it to kill and eat anything it encounters. Your eating habits, along with the particular tastes, appetites, and desires you’ve developed over a lifetime of consuming food, are not unlike this ravenous animal, and they aren’t swiftly changed by gradual withdrawal.

Imagine asking a heroin addict to limit himself to just one injection every 24 hours. Or allowing an alcoholic just one drink a day. Try telling a lifelong smoker she can have just one cigarette every 24 hours. It’s impossible to succeed this way because consuming smaller amounts of any troubling substance simply feeds the desire for more of it.

Think about eating just one potato chip. Remember the advertising campaign “Bet you can’t eat just one”? I absolutely don’t want to set you up for failure — a sure thing with any slow withdrawal method — because it can lead to feelings of guilt, low self-esteem, and “justification” for quitting the program entirely.
In the long run, it takes far more willpower to limit your consumption of these disease-causing foods every day than to simply say “absolutely no” to them.

Your body needs time to recondition. We human beings are creatures of habit. And the older we get, the stronger these habits become — sometimes taking on a life of their own. If you’re accustomed to curling up on the couch and munching an after-dinner snack while watching TV, your mind and body will come to expect this night after night. Many of our urges and habits are triggered by our subconscious and we generally obey them without question.

Saying no to the list of diabetes-causing foods for the next 10 days will break one of your enduring habituated patterns. It will also weaken your dependency on (and sometimes even an addiction to) certain strong flavors, whether it’s sweet, salty, greasy, gooey, or alcoholic. While it may be challenging for the first few days, these bad patterns will diminish relatively quickly. With determination and commitment during these initial days, you’ll find yourself in charge of your subconscious habits and urges, instead of the other way around. And like many of my patients who have worked with this plan, you’ll discover this gives you tremendous confidence to keep moving forward.

Most importantly, Phase One will change you internally. That’s because every night, during the eight hours you sleep, your body’s biochemistry becomes a clean slate, returning to what we call “baseline.” It’s as though every morning you’re given a new chance. Your goal in Phase One will be to maintain this baseline state by keeping taboo foods out of your system.

You’ll break the vicious “carbohydrate craving” cycle. Eating bad carbs creates the desire for more, and by eating more, you continue the cycle over and over, like an endless feedback loop. This isn’t just a psychological phenomenon. It’s actually very physical. You see, when you eat a food that quickly breaks down into glucose — as all simple carbohydrates do — your pancreas triggers an insulin spike to quickly remove the sugar from your bloodstream. So, first you get a jolt of energy from simple carbs, but this is followed by an equally strong valley of fatigue … and hunger all over again as your bloodstream and brain chemicals actually crave more carbohydrates.

Your blood sugar will normalize. Cutting out these bad carbs during Phase One will relax the near-constant demand you’ve been placing on your pancreas. This means its insulin-producing beta cells can take a much-deserved vacation from being overworked. Quitting simple carbs will also re-sensitize your cells to insulin so they’ll need less of it — even if you have Type 1 and take insulin injections. If you have Type 2, this re-sensitization will start to reverse the insulin resistance in your cells. And that means your doctor can lower your dose of medication.

You’ll lose weight without trying. Before Phase One, when you fed your body all that glucose in the form of simple carbs, your body couldn’t use it all. Anything extra was turned into fat and stored on your belly and hips. Eliminating bad carbs from your diet will not only halt the fat-storage process, but can reverse it. Without a constant supply of glucose-producing foods, your fat cells will be forced to release their contents back into the bloodstream, where they’re reconverted into fuel for energy. That’s why, by the end of Phase One, many people on The 30-Day Diabetes Cure experience a loss of between two and six pounds. And that’s without dieting.

You’ll be surprised how quickly these 10 days move along. And while the first few days may seem challenging, once you get beyond them the rest of The 30-Day Diabetes Cure is relatively easy. As your food cravings drop away, everything gets a lot easier.

During these first few days, if the going gets tough I urge you to return to this chapter and re-read the description and benefits of Phase One. It will remind you of the importance of these first 10 days and firm up your resolve.

PHASE TWO: Inside the Bubble

Phase two is a bit like being a newborn in an incubator, where you’re relatively safe from temptations and distractions that can undermine your progress.

Once you’re able to eliminate your cravings for bad carbs and other diabetes-provoking foods, you’ll gradually reintroduce many of the foods you’ve come to enjoy — but in healthier versions. You’ll be able to eat bread and baked goods … pasta … pizza … potatoes … rice … fruit … dessert … and even alcohol in moderation. But no restaurant food just yet.

The goal of Phase Two is to re-educate your taste buds so you actually enjoy and desire meals and foods that heal your diabetes. With our menu selections, this shouldn’t even be a challenge. All meals are based on the flavorful, brilliantly-colored Mediterranean Diet, perhaps the healthiest way of eating on earth. The emphasis in on plenty of fresh produce, including the most luscious vegetables; tummy-filling whole grains, beans, and legumes; succulent fish and healthy meats; flavorful olive oil and monounsaturated fats; heavenly nuts and fruit; and moderate amounts of fresh eggs and dairy foods.

Phase Two will also introduce you to the specific vitamins and supplements that have been shown to be especially helpful for people with blood sugar problems.

Finally, because uncontrolled stress is particularly bad for people with diabetes, you’ll discover how to de-stress your nervous system and de-activate the hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which actually push your blood sugar to dangerously high levels.

You’ll also notice an acceleration in your weight-loss. By the end of Phase Two, most people lose between eight and 15 pounds — again, without even thinking about dieting or losing weight loss. If you’re like my other patients who’ve employed this plan, you’ll begin to notice that your clothes fit better. In fact, at this point many people are able to slip into outfits they haven’t been able to wear for years.

But more importantly, your weight loss is confirmation that you’re well on your way to reversing Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. In addition to losing weight, people who have Type 1 should be able to significantly reduce their insulin dosage (with their doctor’s permission, of course).

PHASE THREE: Ready for the Outside World

After 20 days on The 30-Day Diabetes Cure, you’ll be ready for the real test: The outside world and its relentless enticements to eat and drink as you once did. After spending almost three weeks inside a “bubble” of protection while you learned to replace the foods and beverages that harmed your body with those that can help and heal it, you’ll be well prepared to snub the seductions.

During Phase Three, you’ll learn how to conquer the biggest temptations a person with blood sugar irregularities must face. You’ll discover proven strategies for surviving dinner parties, restaurants, travel, gas stations, airports, the food court at the mall — and even fast-food menus. Remember those two daily snacks? They’re an integral part of moving into Phase Three.

Think of this as your “advanced training.” You’ll gain valuable insights into the subtle ways some people sabotage their progress so you can avoid these pitfalls altogether. You’ll learn how to identify where to find friendly support for your new mission. You’ll read about special nutritional supplements that can help elevate you to the next level of natural glucose management — and possibly even support and repair your damaged beta cells. And you’ll see how easy it can be to add more lean muscle to your physique, which will help your body utilize insulin much more efficiently.

Meet the New “You!”

In just 30 short days, you’re going to transform your mind, your body, and your biochemistry. You’ll go from being sick, feeling tired all the time, and relying on multiple medications … to being a “younger,” stronger, leaner, healthier, and more energetic human being. How will you change? Let me count the ways …

  1. Right off the bat, starting with Day One, this program begins to reverse your cells’ insulin resistance, the root cause of Type 2 diabetes.
  2. You’ll discover a wide variety of delicious foods and non-strenuous physical activities that actually increase your cells’ sensitivity to insulin.
  3. Your pancreas won’t be flogged into producing as much insulin — and this alone will protect the health and longevity of your beta cells, as well as your entire body.
  4. This improvement naturally leads to weight loss as your cells begin to empty out their stored fat, using it for energy.
  5. Less sugary glucose in your arteries means they won’t be so inflamed (the number-one way heart disease develops). And by consuming more antioxidant-rich foods and supplements, you’ll begin to heal the damage that past inflammation has caused. Result? In addition to healing your diabetes and insulin resistance, you’ll also be reversing the process of heart disease … Alzheimer’s … and quite possibly cancer at the same time.
  6. Less fat in your bloodstream will make your blood platelets less sticky, which can dramatically improve your circulation. At this point, more oxygen-rich blood and nutrients are reaching the tiny capillaries in your eyes, your brain, and your extremities. All of this greatly reduces the underlying problems that lead to the most horrific complications of diabetes — vision loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s, plus the horrible amputations that are so common when insulin and glucose are out-of-control.
  7. Better circulation and nutrition also means more energy gets delivered to all parts of your body. As a result, you’ll feel better … have more energy … and find you’re more lighthearted because the “happiness neurotransmitters” in your brain will be getting fed.

Bingo! In a relatively short time, your metabolism will be acting “normal” again, just as long as you don’t go back to the crazy foods and lifestyle that triggered your disease in the first place. It’s actually that simple and straightforward.

And It Really Works!

Day by day — —in a simple, systematic way –— you’ll remove the diabetes-causing substances and habits that threaten your life and happiness. And, one by one, you’ll replace them the life-affirming foods and behaviors that can repair, regenerate, and revitalize your entire being from head to toe.

By the end of my program, you may not be completely free of diabetes — but you will be well on your way and absolutely grounded in the Diabetes Healing Lifestyle that can conquer Type 2 and reverse insulin resistance, while normalizing your blood sugar and hormone balance.

Those of you with Type 1 should find your need for supplemental insulin significantly reduced as your body becomes better able to utilize insulin. Best of all, your risk of nasty diabetic complications will be dramatically reduced.

What If You Slip Up?

I’ve planned for that, too. We’re only human, after all, and sometimes we fall back into old habits. If this happens to you, you’ll quickly recognize you’re in trouble by the junky stuff you’re eating again … by the tired, half-sick way you feel … and by the pounds and inches creeping back on your body.

Should the slip occur, just go back to Phase One and start with the first day. It will be easier this time, because you’ve already followed my plan once. Stay there as long as you like, but at least until you get things back under control.

Keep in close touch with your doctor. If you fall off the wagon for a lengthy period, you may need help with medications temporarily until you can regain your balance.

But keep in mind that you will never, ever be able to return to the lifestyle that upset your blood chemistry in the first place and damaged the beta cells in your pancreas as a result. The 30-Day Diabetes Cure is not a magic bullet that allows you to go back to a life of junk food, sodas, and rich desserts. That path will always lead to diabetes and other serious health complications.

More than anything, The 30-Day Diabetes Cure is a lifestyle, not a temporary fix. As they say at Alcoholics Anonymous: “It works if you work it.” So work it, friends. I have every confidence you can.

Make Your Doctor Your Partner in This

I strongly urge you to seek your doctor’s help and support in implementing this program — especially if you’re on any medication. Never discontinue any medicines without your doctor’s approval. If you’re self-administering insulin, your blood sugar reading will be your best guide as to the dose you need. But always advise your physician of your progress.

Many doctors are skeptical of the power of natural healing, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications, so be sure to explain everything you’re attempting on The 30-Day Diabetes Cure to your physician. Your success could open his or her mind and perhaps even trigger a significant change in the way your doctor treats diabetes as a result. (Wouldn’t that be nice?)

Occasionally, you’ll encounter a physician whose beliefs are so rigid that he/she refuses to entertain any unconventional therapies. If this describes your doctor, you may want to reconsider whether this clinician is right for you.

Always remember: Your doctor works for you — not the other way around. If your physician isn’t supportive and cooperative, find one who is. Modern medicine is changing rapidly, so it shouldn’t be difficult to locate a physician or health practitioner who is willing to incorporate new ideas, as long as they aren’t dangerous (or nutty).

In fact, the reverse is often true. Many doctors are excited when their patients make a commitment to getting well using steps like the ones in my plan. The truth is, physicians just don’t see that many patients who want to try. Imagine how depressing it is to try to save the lives of patients who won’t lift a finger to save themselves. In many cases, doctors have to fight just to get a patient to take his or her medications. No wonder they get so discouraged.

You’ll Be a Hero to Everyone around You

But you’re not that kind of patient. You’re going to be a “diabetes warrior.” You’re going to fight for your health as if you’re life depends on it (because it does!). You’re going to turn your condition around, starting tomorrow on Day 1 of The 30-Day Diabetes Cure. You’re going to inspire your doctor and your friends by your example. You’re going to be the poster child for self-healing. Are you smiling at the prospect?

You’re also going to declare your independence from the greedy corporations that run the food, insurance, and advertising industries, as well as our corrupt medical system. And in doing so, you’re going to help change the world.

You’ve already read in Chapter One about the numerous studies that prove the effectiveness and superiority of simple lifestyle modifications over drug therapy. As I’ve said before, the deck is stacked against you. Everyone will be pushing diabetes drugs on you, including TV ads, the ADA, your local pharmacy, and, most likely, your doctor.

Corporations — especially drug companies and food manufacturers — are counting on Americans to take the lazy way out. They don’t believe we’re strong enough to take real responsibility for ourselves. They’ve watched us go soft in just two generations, and they don’t believe we’ve got the grit to resist their junky foods, insipid television programs, heavy-handed politics, and their sneaky undermining of democracy and our individual freedoms. This is your opportunity to prove them wrong.

This Is Also Your Chance to Take Back Your Power

Diabetes isn’t a contagious virus you catch. It isn’t a genetic aberration (except in the case of Type 1, and new research is beginning to cast doubt on this theory). And it isn’t some unpredictable accident, like a car crash or falling off a ladder.

Rather, 95% of all diabetes is something we give to ourselves. It doesn’t begin in your blood or pancreas. Diabetes begins in your mind. And that’s also where the real cure resides.

There is no doctor, drug, or treatment that has more power over this disease than you do. Saving your life requires changing your life. It means taking the next step up the stairway of evolved thinking and discovering a smarter, stronger, happier, and healthier you. It’s like the line in the Bob Dylan song: “Them not busy being born are busy dying.”

You’re never too old to get better. So let’s get started…”

I’d like to thank the editor’s team for allowing me to publish this chapter of the book here.

Besides the great content shared in the book, you also get a CD for free with 7 Special Reports PDFs with further related information:

  1. Dangers of diabetes drugs: What they are not telling you about today’s bestselling diabetes medications
  2. Deadly diabetes lies: How you are being misled about the world’s #1 health crisis
  3. Dodging complications: The test and remedies you need to avoid the deadly complications of diabetes
  4. Healing your pancreas: “TLC” for the most important organ in a diabetic patient’s body
  5. Mistakes doctors make: How and why current treatments are ineffective and dangerous
  6. Diabetes healing with yoga
  7. Diabetes healing recipies: “Meals that heal” including the top diabetes healing superfoods

I must confess that I haven’t read them all, since I wanted to start with the book and digg deep into it. There’s so much helpful information that I couldn’t make the time to read all these extra reports.

But I’m looking forward to having some time to go through them and learning even more how diabetes is affecting me and what can I do improve and or reverse my diabetes.

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140 Comments on How “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure” plan works

  1. Mie Hoen says:

    First you quote the book as having to go “cold turkey” in the first 10 days, then you say “your withdrawal from the diabetes-causing foods will be gradual over the next 10 days.”

    So which is it?

  2. Charlie says:

    Hi Mie. You are right, this sounds a bit contradictory. It goes like this: during the first 10 days you gradually withdrow some foods at the same time that you add some alternative healing-foods.
    So, on day 1 you withdraw one kind of foods (for instance fast carbs), the second day you add the alternative healing-foods. On day 3 you withdraw another kind of foods and day 4 you add the alternative to that, and so on and so forth.

    So, it’s not that on day 1 you have to eliminate many foods at once, but gradually, which in my experience was very comfortable way to do it.

  3. Rodney says:

    I would like to know that this is not another SCAM!!

  4. Charlie says:

    Hi Rodney, I bought the book myself and I can tell you that this is NOT a scam. I would like to see more doctors do what Dr. Ripich is doing. Unfortunately, just a few doctors have the courage to do this.
    I think the only way this plan can be ineffective is if you don’t put into practice the recommendations.


  5. Indru Narayani says:

    I would like to know if this program works for a vegetarian person. Do all alternative food ingredients fall into vegetarian category?

  6. Charlie says:

    Hi Indru, the book’s diet includes meat, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work for vegetarians as long as you take the necessary nutrients. I quote from the book “Yes, it’s fine to become a vegetarian if that’s your choice. Perhaps you’re philosophically or spiritually opposed to killing and eating animals or their products. No problem. You certainly can live a healthy life without them…”
    Having said that, I don’t recall having read alternatives for vegetarians when it comes to the meat/proteins.
    Still, you could benefit from the rest 90% of the plan and recommendations.

  7. Dan P says:

    Will this work for someone that is already on insulin? is it too late for me?

  8. Charlie says:

    Hi Dan, according to Dr. Ripich, one of his patients was type 1 taking insulin and he could drop 80% the insulin needed. Now maybe that doesn’t happen so good to everyone, but specially if you have type 2 diabetes and take insulin, it should work better and quicker for you.
    In the 30-Day Diabetes Cure book there are various case studies of people who could eliminate insulin after some weeks.

  9. Karen says:

    I bought this plan a couple of weeks and I have already received it. However, I do not know how to download the reports I get free with this plan. Can you help me?

  10. Charlie says:

    Hi Karen, you should have received an email with a link to a page where to download the free reports. Once there, you can right-click on each link and save the file to your computer.

    This should work.

  11. Charlie Ellison says:

    I am concerned because I do not need to loos weight. I am already slim.
    After the 30 days do I still need to stay away from restaurant…
    Is this an ongoing lifestyle change…

  12. Charlie says:

    Hi Charlie, yes, this is an ongoing lifestyle change. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go to restaurant anymore, actually, in the 30-Day Diabetes Cure plan you avoid restaurants during the first 20 days, and then you can start going out, because you already know which foods you can/should eat and which don’t.
    I am also thin and I didn’t lose more weight following this plan.

  13. kent says:

    So.. its called a cure. Does this mean that after the 30 days.. i can go back to eating whatever I want, sure I might gain weight, fine, but am i CURED.. or is there a life of eating ‘the right way’.

    Cure means.. CURED…. not radical lifestyle change to maintain.

    Explain please.

  14. Charlie says:

    Hi Kent, as Dr. Ripich explains in his book, after the 30 days, if you have improved your health to the point of not needing more drugs and you feel a lot better with your body (maybe even lost weight), you’ll be the first one not wanting to go back to the lifestyle (especially diet) that made you seek in the first place.

    If someone wants to be “cured” just to come back to eat and do the same things he/she was doing before, then I wouldn’t recommend you to try the 30-Day Diabetes Cure plan.
    On the other hand, if what you want is a much better overall health (without the derived complications of diabetes), decreasing or eliminating drugs and a longer life, than I surely recommend it.


  15. brenda says:

    I have thyroid problems and diabetes and I need to know how soon I should see my numbers going down, also what is things that are good for me to eat to help both problems?
    thank you.

  16. Charlie says:

    Hi Brenda, in the book there are several case studies and in most of them the effects of the plan were clear after just some days, maybe 1-2 weeks, depending on the health of each individual. Now, that doesn’t mean that everyone’s body responds the same way.
    Concerning your question about eating, I don’t know, since I only have experience with diabetes. You could ask a nutricionist or natural doctor if you don’t find anything specifically addressed to thyroid in Dr. Ripich’s book.
    If you go to Dr.Ripich’s website you’ll see they have a telephone number there, but I think they don’t answer medical questions, it’s just the customer service in reference to book orders.
    But maybe you can try and ask if it will help you having thyroid as well.


  17. Zia says:


    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 1 year and 10 months ago. My numbers are kept very well controlled and my A1C is 6.2. I have lost a lot of weight and still going.

    My biggest concern regarding the 30 day diabetes cure is that I have read very little information about people saying that they have been cured. The most resourceful information I have found up to date, has been this blog. Others claim that its a scam, but once I read it, my conclusion is that the person is not even a diabetic to make those claims or someone that has not followed the instructions step by step.

    Investing $50.00 for a cure, seems like nothing, but when your health is in play to make someone rich off of our illness its not a joke.

    I am still a little skeptical, because something like this has to blow up on the Diabetes Association’s face and others that are still “trying to find the cure” with our hard earning money…

  18. Charlie says:

    Hi Zia, who do you mean is not even a diabetic? The person who wrote the book or me, the author of this blog? I have type 1 diabetes since June 1998, and I’m still applying what I learnt in the 30 day diabetes cure book. But since I have type 1 I guess I don’t see results as fast as type 2 diabetics.

    Concerning the scam, you’ll always find scam claims against people that try to provide a new solution. for some people new/different/unofficial is not good.
    As someone once said: “If you keep doing things like you’ve always done them, what you’ll get is what you’ve already got.”

    • Zia says:

      Dear Charlie

      It seems that you have not read or understood what I was trying to convey or I did not make myself clear.

      I never mentioned your name nor this blog in that manner. I stated clearly: “The most resourceful information I have found up to date, has been this blog” and regarding scams: “Others claim that its a scam, but once I read it, my conclusion is that the person is not even a diabetic to make those claims or someone that has not followed the instructions step by step” (meaning other sources I have read).

      I never attacked you, the book nor the blog writer.

      Be blessed!

  19. Charlie says:

    Hi Zia, I guess I misunderstood you. Thank you for the clarification.


  20. K.D. says:

    It says above, “Less fat in your bloodstream will make your blood platelets less sticky…” I get really confused. Many websites say that fat is the actual cause of high blood sugar & give studies that a vegan diet (no/very low fat) of largely raw vegs & fruit reverses diabetes. Other websites like this one say pretty much meat only, no carbs reverses diabetes. They both reverse diabetes, in completely opposite ways. How is a non-medical person like myself to know which one is the right one, or rather the most healthy one, when doctors are the ones promoting each of these types of reversals?

  21. Charlie says:

    Hi K.D., that’s a really good question. That’s the question I’ve asked myself lots of times during my research about different treatments to cure diabetes.
    As you say, one treatment claims to cure diabetes doing “A” and another treatment claims to cure it doing “B”. and often “A” and “B” are quite opposite.
    I guess, that’s because we are all different, we may have a different cause for diabetes, our biology is different, our style-life are different… So, treatment “A” could do very well for some kind of people, while treatment “B” well for a different kind o people.

    That’s why I recommend to try different ways to treat diabetes (while you are taking your Doc’s medications, if you wish) and always listen to your body. Probably some of those treatments will not work properly with your biology, but someday you might find what works for you, if you keep trying and searching.


  22. les chalfin says:

    I travel and eat in restaurants 3-4 meals a day. No choice in that. I wrote to Dr. on his facebook page and he said he could follow the diet, “even at a buffet”. I guess at a buffet, i could pick and choose salads, but I try to stay away from Buffets. I believe that is how i got fat!! too much temptation and food. So, question. In YOUR opinion, can i make this work eating off the menu items at Family restaurants as Dennys, Perkins, Country Kitchen, etc. (I never eat fast food, although most of these are not much better choices. I am on the road 5-6 days a week, all year.

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  24. Netta says:

    This is a very wonderful source of info. My husband has advanced Type 2. Looking forward to starting the program soon and sharing our experience.

    Thank you for the HOPE of getting BETTER!!!

  25. Charlie says:

    Sure Netta, and let us know how your husband’s health develops with the 30 Day diabetes cure plan.


  26. Charlie says:

    Hi Ies, well, it will surely be more difficult, but not impossible. Once you learn which foods to eat and which to avoid, you can arrange your own meals that way.
    Of course, your will has to be very strong to resist the temptation when you are at restaurants or buffets.


  27. ramesh says:

    We eat Flour i.e. Bread, roti,rice,pasta etc, every day.
    What is the replcement to this flour?
    You say we should eat heathier then whole grain? but what
    I take insulin injection so there is no other way?

  28. Charlie says:

    Hi Ramesh, what it is strongly recommended in the book is to avoid white/refined flour and grains. Instead you can eat whole grain flour/bread/pasta/rice…But that doesn’t mean that you can go and eat all the whole grain bread/pasta that you want. You should still balance carbs-proteins-fat-vegetables.


  29. Dorothy Van Vuren says:

    Am I able to get the food plan or list of foods to eat during each 10 day phase? I am 90, diabetic, using no drugs but exercise is lessening. thank you

  30. Charlie says:

    Hi Dorothy, well, the plan starts very slowly telling each day one food that you should avoid, one at a time. You get recommendations for what you could eat instead. But if what you want is a recipy book or plan, they also have one accompanied by a website full of information about meals, recipies…


  31. Magnificent website. Lots of helpful information here. I am sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks in your effort!




  33. patti says:

    I have been a typr 1 diabetic for 6 years diagnosed at 50- I do not have a weight problem if anything I have problems keeping pounds on- is there a way to use the program and not drop the pounds?

  34. Charlie says:

    Hi Patti, I had the same problem, type 1 with problems to gain weight. But I didn’t lose weight following the book’s plan. As type 1 I would encourage you to try it (since they say on their site that another person with type 1 was able to reduce up to 80% insulin), but i have to tell you that I didn’t.
    I see this plan very good for type 2 diabetics and worth a try for type 1.


  35. It?s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I?m happy that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  36. scott danforth says:

    Hello i really enjoy your blog here i think the book along with the other downloaded stuff is really gonna help a lot of people i was diagnosed type two around seven tears back started eating right and lost 100 pounds just walking 3 times a day and eating right and all my blood numbers went back to normal now ive gained the weight back and got type 2 back a year ago after being off meds for three years so i know the will power it takes im gonna order this book and start again keep writing and tell us how much your condition has changed since 1998 thanks scotty

  37. Rosanne says:

    Still thinking about the book????

  38. Charlie says:

    Hi Scott, it’s so great to know people that lost so much pounds and went off meds by changing diet and doing sport or exercise (even just walking!)
    If you achieved it once, I’m sure you’ll achieve it again, if you really want. And the book can be a really good guidance.

    Well, since I have type 1 diabetes, it’s much more difficult for me, but I’m still trying things, applying what I learnt in that book and researching more possibilities. I don’t quit!


  39. Jorge David Baez says:

    I am on a beta blocker, does anyone know if this will work while on a better blocker. I have had a couple of heart attacks and have multiple stents.

  40. Charlie says:

    Hi Jorge, I’m sorry but I don’t know what that is and its implications. So I suggest you to contact Dr. Ripich (author of the book) via his website or directly on Facebook.


  41. Gary says:

    The Atkins diet is also a low carb diet. I tried this in the past and A-1 reading were very good with very healthy blood tests…This diet seems to have much in common with Atkins…your thoughts?

  42. Charlie says:

    Hi Gary, I´ve never tried the Atkins diet. Maybe someone else with experience with that here?


  43. Donna Cattermole says:

    does 30 day diabetes cure have an address i do not have a credit card
    and i really want this book

  44. Donna Cattermole says:

    do i get an answer or not

  45. Charlie says:

    Hi Donna, as you can imagine I am not sitting in front of this site all day waiting for comments to answer. I’m glad to be able to help and answer doubts or questions but please, don’t expect instant answers.

    You can contact them through their contact form on their page.


  46. Kate says:

    The name of this diet is 30 day diabetes CURE. This leads one to believe they will be cured, IMO this is false advertising. Can I, once cured, eat a random candy bar and be fine. In my case, no. I am diet controlled, this is by low carb and very healthy eating.

    I wouldnt call this a scam but it is info already available if those seek it.
    I wouldnt be so direct IF the word CURE were not in it.

    Send me the book and if it truly CURES me, I will then pay for it.


  47. Charlie says:

    Hi Kate, I would like that the world works like that as well, but it doesn’t. I would like to go to the doctor and say, if you take my symptoms away I’ll pay you or I’ll tell my insurance company to pay you. If not, I won’t pay you.
    In China it was for centuries like that. Physicians only were paid if people were healthy. If they got sick, they weren’t paid. Unfortunately it’s not like that any more.
    I read a testimonial recently from a person with type 2 diabetes who eliminated completely drugs, lost weight and returned to a normal and healthy life through diet (not even the “30 day diabetes cure” diet) and sport.
    He said that one day he wanted to test his body and ate a big, big ice-cream and I believe even with a piece of cake, and when he checked his sugar 2 hours after that, the sugar was perfect!

    Now, I’m not saying that one should come back and eat the same foods that probably caused their diabetes in the first place. If you want to cure yourself is to be healthy. If you know that some food is not healthy, you don’t want to eat it, right? You want to stay healthy, right?

    So, I wouldn’t measure if someone is cured or not by the possibility to eat everything again once cured.

    What they cannot assure (and I believe it’s stated somewhere on their website) is that someone will be cured for sure by following that plan. There’s a very good chance that that plan will work for you if you have type 2 diabetes and if you apply everything explained there. But nobody can assure it since each body is different.


  48. Ken Lloyd says:

    You mentioned supplements are also to be taken. Are these supplements expensive? Are they hard to find?
    Would an all around multi-vitamin work as well? At the health food store there are shelves of supplements that claim to help the diabetic condition, are you suggesting to take some of these?

  49. Charlie says:

    Hi ken, In the 30 Day Diabetes Cure book there is a chapter dedicated to vitamins, minerals and supplements (how to find real and better vitamins and supplements, where to find the most trusted brands, and how to distinguish the good from the scam vitamin capsules…) I am taking right now 2 supplements: vitamin D and multivitamin capsules. All those cost me about $25/month, which I think is much cheaper than many other supplements, and I know I’m taking high quality products.

    They are not hard to find. You can even buy them in many online shops and get them delivered to your home. But I have also found them in my drugstore.


  50. Lorraine says:


    I just ordered the book but haven’t received it yet. My question is that when we start from the first day do we quit taking all our meds. I take pills and insulin.? I do real think that the medicine is worse then the diabetes. Thanks for your help.

  51. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine. No, you shouldn’t stop taking your meds suddenly from day 1. Progressively you should start feeling better and the results of your blood tests should improve, so that your doctor will see no need to take so much drugs and start reducing them until, hopefully, you don’t need any more.

    If your doctor does not support you on this, look for another doctor, I would say.


  52. Lorraine says:

    I have been taking 1 tablespoon of vinneger and honey a day will I still be able to do this?

  53. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine, I don’t see why wouldn’t you be able to do it. You should see how is honey affecting your blood sugar, though. If it’s ok 2 hours after eating it, then go on. If you have sugar spikes after honey, you could reduce it or subsitute it for something else.


  54. kenny says:

    am 73 yr old male. on 13th day of program. everything is working according to book. About the 8th day I started feeling light headed and off balance. Why, and what do I need to do? Go to a doctor?

  55. kenny says:

    am 73 yr old male!. On the 12th day of program. Everything is going good. #s and wt have improved much. About the 8th day of program I started experencing light headed and off balance problems. Why, and what do I need to do?

  56. Charlie says:

    Hi Kenny, maybe you can ask that on the Facebook page of My Healing Kitchen (the person behind is the coauthor of the book)

    If not, ask your doctor and see what does he/she says.

    Glad to hear that the plan is working ok!


  57. Kate says:

    Thank you for your reply Charlie.

    My beef is the word cure, I have read this many places and it is not correct.
    Granted, most type 2 are overweight, when they loose weight and get healthy their body corrects.

    I am diabetic by genetics. Not overweight nor have I ever been.

    I find the wording misleading, I do not oppose teaching proper eating diabetic or not. If all people would go on a “diabetic” diet, there would be no obesity and limited diabetes.

    • Lorraine says:

      I believe you are correct. I no that before I got this book I thought i was being good at just counting carbs. But there is a lot more to it to be healthy. Thanks

  58. Lorraine says:

    does anybody no what kind of bread is a good whole grain? and i was wondering about if you can use dream field pasta? Thank you very much. I want people to no that i lost 8 pounds just from reading the different blogs and stuff on the site. I can’t wate to see how much more i lose and the meds. I get off.

  59. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine, congratulations for your improvements!! Concerning bread, unbleached whole grain flour, quinoa flour, rice flour…are good options for baking.

    Please, keeps us updated with your health improvements.


  60. lucille says:

    Hi, I am on my 22nd day of the 30 Day Diabetes Cure. I am type 2 diabetic. I have lost 12 lbs. and my daily blood sugar is within normal range. I am not taking any medicine. My doctor put me on some very dangerous drugs that could possibly cause cancer and made me deathly sick. Plus a daily dose of insulin. This was very scary and I have lost confidence in my doctor. I am seriously considering finding a new doctor. My doctor told me I had had type 2 so long that I had no choice but to go on insulin. I recommed this book to anyone who is determined to get better. I have enjoyed reading your comments.

  61. Lorraine says:

    I was wondering what you thought of the e-letter I got this morning,about Reel African mango
    weight loss. Is this something that will work with the 30 day or something different?

    Thank you very much and i have lost 16 pounds so far in just 2 weeks and that was with 2 of my birthday parties in between so i started over. So far this is so great, I haven’t used my diabetic meds in 5 days only one for now, it feels great. again thank you so much.


  62. Charlie says:

    Hi Lucille, I’m glad to hear you are doing great and just on your 22nd day of the program!

    Keep the good work!


  63. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine, it was great to hear about your improvements too!
    I don’t know about the reel african mango weight loss. I never heard about it.. But if the 30 day diabetes cure plan is working fine for you, keep doing that.

    Please, keep sharing with us your evolution with the plan.


  64. Lorraine says:

    Today I went to my Dr. and my A1C was7.5 it was close to 9 before, this is great. but one thing my Dr. did say is that i still needed to take my Metformin because it helps with different cancers that diabetics get is this true? Thank you so much for this book:)


  65. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine, that’s a great improvement for your A1C!! Concerning continuing taking metformin due to the possibility of cancer, you asked the wrong person. I don’t believe in taking drugs just in case. Our kids, for instance, did not get vaccines, because we didn’t want, and they are the healthiest among their kindergarten friends.
    I guess that the cancers he was talking about are related with not controling your diabetes. But it seems that your body is better and better. If you keep that way, living a healthy lifestyle, I woulnd’t worry too much.
    But that’s just my point of view. You should decide for yourself what’s best for you (you could also read the chapter of the book that talks about drugs and other illnesses related to diabetes)

    By the way, I just reviewed the book here on my blog, not wrote it 😉


  66. Wayne says:

    What blood sugar levels should one expect after eating? Is there a max? Also what is A1C?

  67. Betty says:

    I read & I shoot for blood sugar levels after eating of 140 or less. My doctor tests my A1C (need to fast & have blood test done in doctor’s office), she said it needs to be under 6.0. Reading your comments and I love it. Will get this book. Just purchased Curing Diabetes without Medicine by Susan Cohen and natural cures by a guy (can’t remember his name)…real eye openers on the destruction of meds to our bodies. Tried to order this book and my order wouldn’t go through, I hit submit and nothing happened…will try again after I ready the book by Cohen. I’m ready to be medicine free…but it requires change. I’ve stopped the candy and sweets… Keep sharing everyone, it’s encouraging to us all. Will comment when I get this book. Have cataracts have to have eye surgery in 2 weeks…control your blood sugar now, been 9 years for me. Wish I hadn’t waited so long but….I’m here now.

  68. Charlie says:

    Hi Wayne, normal blood sugar levels, tested after having fasted for 8 hours or more should be 110 mg/dl or less. If you check it 2 hours after meals, it should be 140 or less.
    They say that, if your levels are between 110 and 126 after fasting or between 140 and 200 after meals, that is considered pre-diabetes. Numbers higher than that are considered diabetes.
    A1C levels under 6 are considered non diabetic. Above 8 worrying.


  69. Charlie says:

    Hi Betty, thanks for your help answering the previous question from Wayne, and for sharing with us those other books.
    Please, let us know if those books are worth it. And good luck with your surgery! I hope everything goes well.


  70. Margaret says:

    I’ve ordered the book(haven’t received it yet) as I have type 2 diabetes,I noticed in the information that nuts are a healthy choice, wonder if you are alergic to some nuts, like peanuts, walnuts, and pecans. Also peanut butter is out, can you use a substitute, they have a soy one I think.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

  71. Lorraine says:

    Have you ever heard of a supplement 7-keto to help lose your belly fat? Because it is so important to lose your midrif with diabetes. Thanks.

  72. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine, no, I hadn’t heard of that supplement 7-keto before, probably because I would like to gain some weight, not loose it. With diabetes type 1 it’s usually this way.

    But feel free to share any knowledge about that here so that other people in similar circumstances can benefit from it.


  73. Charlie says:

    Hi Margaret, I just took a look in the book and it says that almond and sesame butters are also good. Soy foods, not processed though, are also a good choice.
    When you get the book at page 95 (“Diabetes-healing breakfasts”). You can find there that info.


  74. Lorraine says:


    I was wondering if after the 30 days do you keep loosing weight or does it stop after the 30 days? Because I need to lose a lot more weight. Thank you so very much.

  75. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine, you are not supposed to stop the program after the 30 days. It’s like a new lifestyle that you will want to keep doing, seeing the good results for your body.
    Specially if you want to lose more weight, you should keep following those recommendations.

    Wishing you great results,

  76. Lorraine says:

    I was wondering if when we are able to eat fruit I no we are supposed to eat the dark fruit but what about apple and other fruit because won’t they raise our readings and the same with sweet potatoes won’t they raise our readings to just trying to find things that we can eat but will not raise our sugar ?Thank you very much:)

  77. Lorraine says:

    I am sorry I have another question, I have been reading different recipes from the healthy kitchen with jim Healthy, and some of the recipes are more then 30 carbs. Should we not count carbs as long as the meal is a healthy one? again thank you for your patience 🙂

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Lorraine, fruits are one of those foods that are a bit controversial. On the one hand they are natural and healthy. On the other hand they have lots of sugars. So, if you have problems with carbs and sugar (like in diabetes) you have to watch out which ones you eat.
      I would say, stick to the plan referenced in the book and eat what it is suggested there for a while.

      Concerning counting carbs, eating healthy does not mean that you don’t care about carbs any more. Specially if you take insulin or other meds you should count the amount of carbs you eat in order to know how how much insulin/meds to take. If you stop needing medicines, I guess you can relax abit more and not count and check that much.


  78. JK says:

    Dear Charlie,

    After reading the entire page, I have concluded that you are Dr. Ripich. You gave yourself away in your writings.

    • Charlie says:

      Hi JK, why would you think that I’m Dr. Ripich? Because I recommend his book? Am I not allowed to recommend someone’s work if I believe it can be helpful for people? It’s sad that this world has come to a point where people don’t trust each other and expect the worse from one another.
      Dr. Ripich has his own website, where he sells his book, and I (not a doctor, just a patient) have my own website, this one, where I post my experiences and what I find interesting concerning diabetes.


  79. tship says:

    I have had type 2 diabetes for 15+ yrs and have been taking meds and now 100 units of insulin daily. He recently took me off of the metaformin and said because of number of yrs on it probably did no good anymore. I also take a 100 units a day of cozar for blood pressure. Would this diet help lower blood pressure in someone who has had diabetes this long?

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Tship, yes, it will probably help you. In the book there are plenty of testimonials of people with diabetes and other related symptoms, such as high cholesterol, overweight, high blood pressure, having had diabetes for different periods of time (some a few year, some many years) and they all did pretty well following the program, cutting off meds, loosing weight, returning to normal levels in almost all cases.


  80. Elizabeth says:

    I’m so relieved I found out about the 30-day plan. I’m a recently diagnosed Type 2 diabetic and just the diagnosis scared the bejeezes out of me. I was immediately placed on metformin and insulin and of course the ever-popular four finger sticks per day. My cholesterol is also a bit high and she wrote a prescription for a statin to reduce it. However, the internet is full of warnings about statin’s causing Type 2 diabetes. There is no way I’m going to take a drug so dangerous to diabetics.

    I have siblings with diabetes and have watched my brother’s eyesight deteriorate and the neuropathy in his feet is quite disabling. Luckily, by being diligent, my A1C dropped from 13 to 6 in just three months, but I was told that neuropathy is inevitible. Because I couldn’t accept that, I went to the internet and found Dr. Ripich’s website. Your website postings provided me with the confidence to go forward with Dr. Ripich’s program.

    My plan is to work his program and start T’ai-Chi. I believe, with these two lifestyle changes, I will defeat the diabetes, lower my cholesterol and prove my caregiver wrong about the neuropathy. I plan to check in periodically to report my successes, because, honestly, failure is not an option.


    • Charlie says:

      Hi Elizabeth, wow!! that was an astonishing A1C drop from 13 to 6 in just 3 months!! Congratulations! I’m pretty sure, if you apply those lifestyle changes from the book and add T’ai-Chi or other exercise activity, you’ll beat those symptoms. Keep up that motivation!!

      And yes please, keep us up to date with your improvements.


  81. Gary Holden says:

    Just ordered the book, but when I started to download the free books it locked my computer, and the download page was lost. Any help on getting it back.

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Gary, you should have received an email with the download page link. Try there again. If it doesn’t work I would suggest you to contact the customer service on their website or per phone.


  82. Janice M says:

    Hi Charlie,

    Just found this site after doing some research on diabetes & natural cures.
    Recent blood work indicates that I am “pre-diabetic”. Right away, my doctor wants to start me on drug therapy but I don’t want to go that way. My mom was diagnosed type II at age 63 & I still believe the meds she was on did more harm than good.

    Here is the deal: I am following a gluten free diet. Is this diabetic diet compatible with that?

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Janice, welcome to the club! I’m also following a gluten free diet. but I have type 1 diabetes.
      It is more challenging to follow both diets, but achievable. I don’t know if you can find gluten free whole grain in your area (I don’t) but if not, you could still follow the diet and eat your gluten free bread/pasta… instead of the whole grain ones.


      • Janice M says:

        Thank you for your quick reply. Is brown rice pasta considered “whole grain”? I use Tekiyada(sp) but also have used corn pasta which actually cooks up better than rice & tastes more authentic. However, I am concerned because corn tends to be more starchy & corn itself is usually a no-no on any low/no carb diet. If anyone else out there has information on this please let me know. I’m happy to find this site. I don’t feel so alone, now in this fight.
        One of the drugs my doctor mentioned was metformin & that scares me because of all the side effects & that I already have elevated liver enzymes.

  83. Lorraine says:

    I have a question? I was wondering , after my last day do I start from the begining and start cold turkey all over again to keep going or just keep going? Thank you so much:)


  84. Lorraine says:

    I am sorry I have another question? Does the jim Healthy cookbook go with the diabetic cure because some of the recipes look like they would raise the blood glucose readings, I would like some different recipes to go with the diet from your book. Thanks again for your help.


  85. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine, when you finish the 30 days plan, you just keep doing the way you have been doing the last days of the program. Supposedly, you’ll have already learnt how to eat and what kind of lifestyle to follow.
    Concerning the Cookbook, yes, it is supposed to complement the other book they sell (The 30 Day Diabetes Cure book). You can start though with the recipies they offer for free at


  86. Lorraine says:

    Hello again!

    I have a question, I am starting the 30 days over just by choice. And sense I have started over my reading’s are going back up and I am eating the same way that lowered my readings within a day last time. Do you have any idea what would do this I have lost 25 pounds and my readings were great before. Thanks again and sorry to bother you.


  87. Lorraine says:

    I am sorry I don’t no what this means?

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Lorraine, if you were doing great with wieght loss and sugar readings ok, I would suggest you to eat or do what you were doing just before starting over again. If it worked the first time, you are not supposed to start again every 30 days, but keep eating and doing the way the book tought you.
      The first days was just for readjustment. Since you already passed that, you probably don’t need it again.


  88. Lorraine says:

    Ok thank you very much.

  89. sally says:

    I did not find your reply to the person who asked if this cure would helpfor people who are genetically disposed to type 2 diabetes my dad and grandfather and aunts and uncles all have type 2 diabetes even though they weigh nothing and are so lean and trim. my dad was daignosed with type 2 diabetes at age 40 and with strict diet and constant exercise he was able to remain drug free for may years but even at 6′ and 130 pounds he eventually had to go on meds.. so is there hope for me to get off my meds

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Sally, since I’m not a doctor (and even if I was) I cannot tell anybody that something will work with him/her. But the principles I guess are the same for most people with type 2 diabetes. So a lifestyle like the one suggested in that book should work for you as well.
      Inherited conditions like this one need a trigger to show up. If you avoid that trigger you have many more possibilities to live without the strugles of diabetes.

      Try to ask the same question here, maybe they can give you a better answer.


  90. larry says:

    this is not a cure, it is an alternative treatment.
    a cure would let you eat anything in any amount without any medicine or supplement etc…

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Larry, I guess it depends on your own definition of “cure”. As you said, if “cure” means that you can eat again all the things that probably caused (or contributed to) the diabetes in the first place, it won’t be long until you get diabetes again or some other symptons/illnesses.

      I am preparing a post about the two kinds of diabetes’ cures and why I consider the differentiation important. I hope I’ll have time to post it soon.


  91. LESLIE says:

    I just started this a.m. My blood sugar was 214 this morning – I’ll keep you posted of my progress! Wish me luck! Tally Ho

  92. Darla Montoya says:

    I want to start this diet but I really don’t understand how to do it. My brother inlaw has diabetes and my husband and I are going to go on it with him. I really don’t know what to eat on Phase 1. I am the kind of person that needs a visual of what to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner. Someone please help me.

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Darla, the first days is mainly about what not to eat, and you get some suggestions what to eat instead. So, if you just stop eating those foods, you are already in the good direction. And maybe if you read a bit more than just the day you are in you get a better sense of what will come and what you ca eat.


  93. Mark says:

    I debated getting this, there are so many scams on the internet that it’s hard to see what’s legit. With that said, if people used common sense they wouldn’t need this book but we are humans and we need structure to kick start our road to either reversing type 2 or getting ultimate control over type 1. My doctor has been treating my diabetic (very insulin resistant, type 2) and I didn’t feel like I was ultimately getting better. What this book did for me was gave me a sound foundation and structure and to start feeling like I’m normal again. Though I’m not where I’d like to be but following this book defiantly gave hope to 100% reversal. Far as type 1, I can’t comment on that, but I can’t see where it’d hurt to give structure (with this book or some other kind of book with a solid plan).

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Mark, I agree that we get use to structure and step by step processes to get things done easily. That’s why I found this book very helpful as it did for you.

      Concerning scams, a real book presenting solid information to help treat any sympton can only be seen as scam if someone doesn’t want to put it into practice. That way, they obviously don’t get the results anticipated in the book. But that doesn’t mean that the book is a scam.


  94. Lorraine says:

    This book is like a life saver. My A1C was 10 it went down to 9 in less then a month. I am off 2 of my diabetic meds. still working on not taking the lantus, I will make that decision when I get my blood work done in a month. I quit taking my cholesterol meds and will no more in a week. I am feeling so good now and love being in control of my health. And the plus side of this is I have lost 35 pounds in 2 months yay. Thank you so much for this book 🙂

  95. Charlie says:

    Hi Lorraine, so good to hear that!! You are getting the results you deserve, by putting this into practice although sometimes may not be that easy! Keep the good job.


  96. Tina says:

    I am a Type 2 diabetic. I’ve read the book and would recommend it to any Type 2 diabetic. There’s lots of good information and advice in it. The only thing I have trouble with is the claim to it being a “cure” for diabetes. As much as I wish I were cured of my disease, the truth is that there is no cure for diabetes. Once you have it, you are stuck with it. What there is, however, is CONTROL over diabetes. I am a controlled diabetic. The control is achieved through diet and exercise. I am fortunate to have an endocrinologist who told me when I was first diagnosed 6 years ago that the key to winning the war against this disease is diet and exercise. It takes a great deal of control especially when we are surrounded by great food every day of our lives – parties, holidays, vacations, cooking shows on tv. Yes, I miss all the sugary, high fat foods that I used to eat, but I decided 6 years ago that my life was worth more than a chocolate chip cookie. I’d just like to tell any readers that this program is sound advice.

  97. Lorraine says:

    Hello All!

    I fell off the good eating food I was doing so well and had ham for Easter and a hotdog with bun I was sick as soon as i ate it but didn’t think i needed to eat a salad or something before I left. Do I just continue or start all over? I can’t believe I did this after feeling so good. Thanks for your patience.

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Lorraine, It’s just normal to fall off or to do an exception here or there. The most important thing is that you take the right decisions concerning food most of the time. So don’t worry and keep it the way you were doing before that day. You don’t need to start all over again.


  98. Pedro Moreira says:

    Hi Charlie,
    I am 63 years old. After my retirement, I found more time to make a daily 8 Km fast walking. In one year my weight dropped from 102 kg to 88 Kg.
    Every year I have a check-up. The blood glucose test made after 12 hours of no food resulted in 136. Fortunately, the A1C was 4.8 %. Can I be considered pre-diabetc, diabetic or what ?
    What I consider weird is the fact that one year ago, when I had 14 Kg more, the blood sugar was 90 and A1C 5.0 %.
    I am going to make further test: sugar tolerance after 2 hours ingesting a cup of water with glucose. Until the result, my doctor prescribed no medication to me. I am going to order The 30 day diabete cure, and i hope to start up before the tolerance test. I hope to normalize the blood glucose and avoid to have to take medication.
    Here in Brazil there is a tree popular named pata-de-vaca (bauhinia forticata) whose leaves are used to make a tea considered hypoglicemic. Have you heard about it. If you are interested you can make a google search by it scientific name.
    Thank you very much for taking your time and congratulations.

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Pedro, Although 136 in blood sugar is, according to doctors, a littel bit high (I think they say until 125 fasting is not diabetic), the most important value is the A1C. And yours was very good! The one value shows the sugar exactly in one moment, but the A1C tells your blood sugar level average in the last 2-3 months. As long as the A1C stays in that range I wouldn’t worry too much.
      But sure, if you put the suggestions in the 30 day diabetes cure into practice even before having to take medicines, you are going to do a big favor to your body.

      Prevention is the best cure!

      Oh, I hadn’t heard of that brazilian plant. It’s good to know, specially for people with type 2 diabetes. Thanks for sharing!


  99. Pedro Moreira says:

    Hello Charlie,
    Your kind answer gave me a good relief. I apreciate it. Now, I was wondering about what people say that moderate use of red wine (one or two glasses per day) is excelent for our heart. Even though my bad colestherol and tryglicerides are below the doctors recommended minimum levels and the good colestherol around 60, my blood pressure that used to be 120 x 80, has increased latety to 140 x 90 and even to 160 x 100. My doppler arteries scans of kidneys, neck and heard revealed no problem, according my doctor. A simpre medication taken daily in the morning has reduced it to 130 x 90.
    The point is: if the red wine makes good for the heart, I was wondering about reducing blood wine. I remember, many years ago in 1982 I was celebrating a big event and drunk to much in the afternoon. At night, I had to go to a pharmacy where they gave an injection of glucose substance. So, I came to the conclusion (probably the wrong one) that alcohol may reduce the blood sugar. I mean, in a moderate way to avoid hang over and liver problems.
    Once again thank you very much. I am spreading and recommended to brazilians foruns about diabetes the 30 day diabetes cure.

  100. Pedro Moreira says:

    Hi Charlie,
    I am sorry, please, where there is a “I was wondering about reducing blood wine” in the previous message, consider it as “I was wondering about reducing blood SUGAR”. Thanks

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Pedro,
      well, the thing with wine and those statistics showing how good 1 or 2 cups of wine are for the body, in my opinion, they are telling just part of the truth. Let me explain: maybe wine has possitive effects on heart conditions or keep the heart/arteries healthier, but at the same time wine is producing negative effects on other parts of the body. It is well known that alcohol kills neurons (cells in the brain) So, you are trading possitive effects for your heart with negative effects in your brain (if not in more areas of the body).

      The part of the wine that some scientists say is good for the heart is called Resveratrol. And you can take this substance when you eat grapes, grape juice or youcan buy resveratrol capsules, where it is much more concentrated without the sugar from the fruit. This way you get the possitive effects and avoid the negative effects.

      I’ve always heard that people with diabetes should not drink alcohol. It can have dangerous hypoglycemic effects. After highschool, I had a friend with type 1 diabetes as well who drank alcohol with Coke (sugar) in order to compensate a possible hypoglycemia. You don’t want to do this. It’s a recipy for disaster!


  101. Pedro Moreira says:

    Hi Charlie,
    Thank you once more. You are absolutely right. Good advice.
    I have seen in many sites that cinnamon is great to reduce blood sugar. Today, I spent all day long looking for the true-cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnammomum zeylanicum) here in Rio de Janeiro, where I liv. It is extracted mostly at Sri Lanka (former Ceylon). I could not find at all, only the China Cinnamon (Cinnammomum cassia). The doctors advise not to consume its bark powder because it has 5% of coumarin, while Ceylon cinnamon has only 0.004%. If ingested in large quantities coumarin can cause problem to the liver. But as the doctors recommend only 1 or 2 daily teaspoon of cinnamon, I was wondering, considering the lack of the real deal here, to use the cassia. I am supposing that it has the same health benefits as the Ceylon cinnamon. Please, I would like to hear about this from you. I heard that in US people consume more the cassia cinnamon, includin culinarie.
    I have heard too that people are consuming too much COCONUT OIL around the world, with loss weight purpose and lowering blood pressure. This includes movie stars and pop singers like Madonna. Here, you can find it easily at most food stores, because the oil is extracted from a tropical plant, very common in Brazil. Please, what do you thing about this new mania ?

    • Charlie says:

      Hi again Pedro,
      As with everything, moderation is a great virtue. With cinnamon, if you just have access to the cassia cinnamon, take that. As you say, you shouldn’t eat too much anyway. Just 1 or 2 teaspoons.
      And the coconut oil, yes I’ve also read from different sources that has some great nutrients for the body and help with various conditions.

      As long it’s not chemical, try those kinds of things, with moderation and see how your body responds.


  102. Pedro Moreira says:

    Hi Charles,
    Yesterday I went to my doctor so that he could prescribe me some Vitamin D3. In the local pharmacies we can only find pills with 200 IU each one. The “brazilian FDA”, named ANVISA does not allow to manufacture and manket suplements with higher IU. So I had to provide a 2.000 IU formula manipulation from a local lab. This lab do the job with a doc request.
    I am almost 64 years. As you know senior people need higher daily IU. Do you take Vitamin D3 ? Are there any regulatory government agencies that certificates suplements in US. Here in Brazil the government food and drugs agency do not allow certification seal on suplements because in its view is considered a “product propaganda”. It is a stupid conclusion. So, the consumers have to trust blindly in the manufactures about the substances contents, dosis and quality listed in the product label.
    The good news is: the nurse measured my BG prior to my doctor visit I had had lunch with chicken and some vegetables one hour before. The BG was 108 mg/dL. The previou one was 136 mg/dL after 12 hour fasting. By the way, I have heard about a “dawn phenomenum”. I was wondering if I have this anomally because my BG was anormal after 12 hours without no food.
    I believe my improvement can be credited to my 17 days of a diet plan based on that overview you posted about the Dr. RIP’s “30 Day Diabetes Cure”. I inted to continue for 7 more weeks. Basically, I quit fast carbs, like soda, processed products, sweets, wine, beer and whisky, hydrogenated oils and all junk food like cakes, white flour, burger and so on. I continue to walk/soft run 5 miles a day.
    Very soon I am going to do my glucose tolerance test, but I am already relieved with yesterday BG=108 mg/dL and just after having lunch.

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Pedro, yes, I take Vitamin D3 everyday (1 pill of 1000 IU) I was able to buy it without prescription.
      If you can only get 200 IU, you could ask if you could take 5 or 10 of them per day, so that you get to the 1000 or 2000 IU.

      I think you are doing great with your new eating habits. Keep the good job!


  103. Lorraine says:

    I am at a standstill. I have lost 32 pounds and have not budged in about 2 weeks, I can’t do alot of exersize because my joints are sore but I try to walk a little. Is there anything else you can think of?

    Thank you Lorraine:)

    • Charlie says:

      Hi Lorraine,
      if you are following that plan and it’s been working for you, keep like that and be patience. Keep walking as long as your joints allow you.


  104. Lorraine says:

    I was wondering if there is a good kind of cereal that I can eat? I usually have eggs or oatmeal but with the weather warmer I was wondering if there is a cold cereal and sometimes I eat it for a snack. Thank you very much:)

  105. Tony Colbert says:

    I’m curious about Dr. Ripich’s credials, ND, CNP. What do they represent?…..Thanks

  106. Charlie says:

    Hi Tony, I looked that up and ND stands for Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and according to Wikipedia CNP stands for Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP), “an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who has completed graduate-level education (either a Master of nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree). Nurse Practitioners treat both physical and mental conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests. NPs can then diagnose the disease and then provide appropriate treatment for the patients, including prescribing medications” (see in Wikipedia)

    Hope this helps

  107. skye Mathews says:

    Hi I am 69 and have been a brital diabetic for 20 years. I am so bad that I was put on a infusion pump at my age, now I have popped up with brest cancer doing a lot of surgery Have always been very fat around 250. May be I should give up.
    Skye Mathews

  108. Charlie says:

    Hi Skye, you just didn’t find an appropiate way to regulate your blood glucose and weight. If what you’ve been told to do until now didn’t work, try something different and give it really a try. Don’t give up until you’ve achieved your goals.


  109. Greg Morgan says:

    First of all Diabetes Cant be Cured (It can be controlled that’s all)I am a diabetic I read the book followed the instructions my doctor was amazed I went from (25.4 to a 4.6) in 6 weeks. After 3 months did Ha1c test result 5.6.Now to maintain it is the problem,the state of your mind is the real key to blood control.It would be really interesting to see how many diabetics suffer from issues in this department.Research has shown 1 in 4 people have associated problems with their mind e.g.depression etc.From a trusted source I heard people with multi personalities
    had their blood tested under one personality they are a diabetic under another there blood is fine. Ponder on that for a while.

  110. Charlie says:

    Hi Greg, thanks for your comment. You are right. I knew a woman who had 2 personalities, one of them with type 1 diabetes, the other one no diabetes. That can be a proof, that the power of the brain is much important than what we think.


  111. Wanda says:

    I have bought your book but it has not come yet. I must leave all
    grains out of my diet. Can I do that with your program and still lower my blood sugar?

  112. Charlie G says:

    Hi Wanda, first of all, that’s not my book. I just wrote a review of the book here. If you have problems receiving the book, you can call the phone number that is shown on their website and they’ll help you.

    In my opinion, whatever diet you follow, if you leave grains, your blood sugar should go down.


  113. Britt says:

    Hi Charlie G
    Thank you for a great blok and your kind answers.
    My brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was put on insulin.
    However he was told by an alternative healthcare practitioner that he was allergic to milk protein. Since then he has stayed away from milk products all together and his blood sucker is totally normal – without insulin and still eating sucker.
    Do you have any experience with staying off milk products?
    I would also like to ask you if you have tried taking magnesium supplements? According to Dr. Mark Sircus can diabetes accurately be described as a state of magnesium depletion.
    I don’t know how to add a link but search the Internet for magnesium and diabetes or search on Dr. Sircus.
    I will look forward to hear your answer or from anyone else out there who has any story to tell about milk and magnesium.
    Greetings from Denmark.

  114. Charlie G says:

    Hi Britt, thanks a lot for your comment and recommendations. It’s awesome that your brother got rid of diabetes just by leaving milk out. I think the health system should look for food allergies before putting someone on insulin.
    Currently I’m not drinking milk anymore. First I started taking soja milk, but for the las weeks I don’t take soja milk either. I’m also following a low-carb diet, so my insulin need dropped substantially and I feel great.
    I also knew about the role of magnesium in diabetes. I’m taking a multivitamin which contains magnesium, but since I have a digestive problem, my body does not profit all the nutrients and minerals I’m taking.

    I’m working on my digestive problem right now.

    Thanks again for your great news!

  115. Jeff says:

    Hi Charlie,

    Found your website most helpful. Thank you. I am considering purchasing Dr. RIpich’s book and found it available on Amazon for $90.00. Do you know of any cheaper alternatives. I have not been able to locate a used volume either that was not nearly $90.00 as well.

  116. Charlie says:

    Hi Jeff, thanks for your comment. Sure, you can find the book on the official website for the book for $57 plus free bonuses. At the end of my article above you can find the link to that page, where it says “Here you can get more infos…”


  117. Jeff says:

    Thanks Charlie,
    Amazon just bumped their price to $149.00. I will head to the official website. Thanks again, I am enjoying the thought of reversing my diabetes. Your blog is packed with a lot of thoughtful insight about diabetes. Thank you for devoting so much time and energy to helping others.

    Cheers back,

  118. Charlie says:

    No problem Jeff. Yep, that’s my mission! All the best for your 30 days of healing…and remember, this is a process, so don’t expect it to be perfect from the beginning until the end. As a process, whatever improvements you make, big or small, are steps guiding you to your desired outcome.

    Let us know how you are doing with the program after awhile.