Being that I only have dial-up access I can't watch the video (at least not at home). So I had a "buddy" translate it via instant messaging yesterday. As she put it, it was nothing I didn't already know.
I have been a Dr. Bernstein believer since I read his book almost three years ago. It is well worth the $20 and the cost of a highlighter. It is not a difficult read but it is very technically informative. I haven't written a book review on the new version yet; simply because I try to read a variety of books and, hopefully, capture new (to me) information.
While the ADA "recommends" <7.0 and the Endocrine Society recommends <"6.5" very few practioners other than Dr. Bernstein have bothered to discuss "normal." Personally, I am sick of the excuses that they all use in justifying their use of "recommended" targets versus "normal" targets. I understand that Dr. W. in this video says something to the effect of "it might be too hard on people if they don't reach a normal goal" (meaning emotionally). Well, what's harder - picking your butt up and trying harder or losing an organ, an appendange or having heart attaacks?? That is emotionally taxing!
You mention they both say "whatever works" for the patient. Well define "works." All of those years of me following the ADA recommendations - testing 4-6 times a day, targeting 110-140 and an A1C in the 6's may have worked statistically but it didn't work logically and it sure as heck didn't work for my body. I am one very fortunate long-term diabetic who has no major complications but that doesn't mean life as deemed by the ADA is a picnic. I think they should try life with blood sugar in their target levels and see how they feel!
Also, Dr. Bernstein often holds free teleconferences (via telephone or via internet). The notifications are posted on http://www.diabetes911.net/askdrb/callsamples.php
. In fact there is one this week (the 26th). Pre-registration is required. I've listened to some on the past ... I love New Yorkers! Blunt, bold and to the point.