Researching health and type 1 diabetes

This page lists a collection of resources that I have found useful in my research for better health and safer diabetes management for my son. The resources are grouped by category and sorted alphabetically.


Improving general health

Advanced Nutrition Strategies for Gut & Microbiome Health

A practical conversation between Dr Jockers and Chantal Ray involving advanced nutrition strategies for gut and microbiome health.

Cholesterol: What is It and What are Healthy Levels?

A highly detailed and well-presented article on cholesterol by Dr Jockers.

Prevent Heart Disease and Live Longer

A discussion with cardiologist Dr Michael Twyman on Dr Gabrielle Lyon's podcast.

Reversing Chronic Disease And Aging By Fixing Insulin Resistance

In this episode of the Doctor's Farmacy podcast Dr Hyman takes a deep dive into the topic of insulin resistance and metabolic health with Dr. Ben Bikman.

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Type 1 Diabetes

Research: "Age and mean HbA1c were strongly associated with any-CVD and with MACE. For each percentage point increase in mean HbA1c, the risk for any-CVD and for MACE increased by 31 and 42%, respectively."

Statins and Cholesterol Documentary

An informative and well-done documentary on cholesterol, statins, and cardiovascular disease.

When Fasting Gets Tough, the Tough Immune Cells Get Going—or Die

Research: Cycles of fasting reduce autoimmunity and activate lymphocyte-dependent killing of cancer cells.

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal

A revolutionary breakthrough in understanding Hashimoto's disease and hypothyroidism

In this book Dr Kharrazian has put together data from a variety of disciplines into a coherent protocol that addresses not only thyroid disorders, but all autoimmune issues.

Diabetes management

Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution

A Complete Guide To Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

"Dr. Bernstein is a true pioneer in developing practical approaches to controlling a devastating disease that is growing at epidemic proportions [...]. This book should be in the library of every diabetic patient, and especially physicians who treat diabetes." Barry Sears, PhD, author of The Zone

Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes University

A series of videos that truly help patients understand and manage diabetes. Here is a link to an old but relevant article on Dr. Bernstein and his Diabetes University: Dr Bernstein's Diabetes University Opens.

Glucose Revolution

The life-changing power of balancing your blood sugar

This book by Jessie Inchauspé is a great resource for those who want to feel better but are reluctant to make drastic changes right away. It lists simple and accessible science-based hacks and it is incredibly easy and enoyable to read.

Management of Type 1 Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet

Research: "Exceptional glycemic control of T1DM with low rates of adverse events was reported by a community of children and adults who consume a very low–carbohydrate diet."

The Diabetes Solution

In this documentary a group of families and doctors expose a corporate cover-up while revealing the truth about diabetes management.

Possible causes for chronic disease and autoimmunity

3 Mistakes People Make When Trying To Heal Autoimmune Disease

In this episode of the Doctor's Farmacy podcast Dr Hyman and Dhru Purohit discuss what’s really behind the rates of climbing autoimmune disease.

An Epidemic of Absence

A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

A brilliant book by the scientific journalist Moises Velasquez-Manoff delving on the lack of pathogens as a major cause for autoimmune disease. I truly believe it gives us the key to finding a cure: the BCG vaccine, for example, is an attenuated virus and has shown great results in treating autoimmunity, including MS and T1D.


The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Epidemic and How to Get Healthy Again

A great book on hidden infections/ Lyme+ as a root cause for chronic illness - "autoimmunity is a theory".

Why We Get Sick

The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease--and How to Fight It

A thoroughly researched insight by Dr Bikman on insulin resistance and how it affects virtually every system in the body.

On a quest for a cure

An Old TB Vaccine Might Help Stave Off Diabetes, Cancer Alzheimer’s, and More

An article in the Scientific American written by Viviane Callier on the BCG vaccine and how it might assist in preventing a range of major diseases

Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccine In Radiologically Isolated Syndrome (RIS)

Clinical trial: BCG vaccine and Multiple sclerosis, Prof. Giovanni Ristori

Effects of Bacille Calmette-Guerin after the first demyelinating event in the CNS

Research: BCG was associated with significantly reduced development of gadolinium-enhancing lesions in people with CIS.

Repeat BCG Vaccinations For The Treatment Of Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

Clinical trial by the Faustman Lab

The effect of BCG vaccine from protection of type 1 diabetes mellitus

A study in Turkey shows protective effect from repetitive BCG vaccination.

The Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital

Under the direction of Denise Faustman, MD, PhD, the lab has advanced the understanding of the role the human immune system plays in autoimmune diseases. It is conducting research/ clinical trials on reversing type 1 diabetes using the BCG vaccine.

The Value of BCG and TNF in Autoimmunity

Book, 2014, Denise Faustman - an overview of current research and thinking related to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) induction and the use of the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine as potential treatment approaches to diverse forms of autoimmunity.