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Diabetes Doctors Offer Expert Advice

DonateRichard Bernstein, MD

Dr.  Richard K. Bernstein is hailed as the leading authority in the treatment of diabetes by this Society and more importantly by the thousands of patients he has helped. He has lived a healthy life as a Type 1 diabetic over 63 years after overcoming severe symptoms of his own. His book is
commonly referred to as the "bible for people with diabetes" and is recommended by the Society for all people interested in truly understanding and treating diabetes.

Mary Vernon, MD

Dr. Mary Vernon is Board certified in Bariatric and Family Medicine and is a Certified Medical Director. She has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Care. She maintains a private practice in Lawrence, Kansas. Dr. Vernon speaks regularly on the topics of carbohydrate restriction, weight management and maintenance, and metabolic health. She has been published in medical literature regarding low carbohydrate diets, diabetes and metabolic syndrome and is the author of Atkins Diabetes Revolution. Dr. Vernon received her MD degree from the University of Kansas.

Katharine Morrison, MD

Dr. Katharine Morrison is a  General Medical and Forensic Practitioner working in the West of Scotland. She has been low carbing for many years and has a teenage son who has type one diabetes. She encourages her patients to improve their health and weight with a low carb approach and has seen serious complications of diabetes reverse on dietary changes alone.  

Dr. Morrison has developed a course for those who need online help to gain mastery of their weight and blood sugars at D-solve. This is the first free comprehensive online course for those who are overweight, have metabolic syndrome, and have type one or type two diabetes. She believes that individuals need information on how to achieve the best results they can on the level of carbohydrate intake that they choose. Highly advanced techniques are explained for insulin users. She is a member of Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Forum and contributes regularly. Her hope is that all doctors and health care professionals will learn of the benefits that a restricted carbohydrate dietary approach can make to their patients.

Eric Westman, MD

Dr. Westman serves as the Medical Director of the Duke Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research and is a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program. His clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of complicated lifestyle-related conditions including type 2 diabetes, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, fatty liver, and tobacco dependence.

Valerie Berkowitz, ADA Certified Diabetes Educator

Valerie J. Berkowitz, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E., is a licensed registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, who is certified as a lifestyle counselor and certified by the American Dietetic Association in adult weight management. She has been practicing for over 15 years.