The Heroes of the Siege of the Phoenix VA

I have been harshly critical at times of the Phoenix VA Medical Center. Given what has been happening both with respect to covering up the neglect of veterans, many of whom have combat related or service connected disabilities and conditions along with the systematic mistreatment of diabetics I believe the criticism has been both warranted and necessary. Marxists, darwinists, and freudians under the command of a Kenyan socialist have routed that garrison and are now committing fratricide at I suspect every VA medical center in the nation.

I’d be remiss however if I did not acknowledge the heroes of the siege of the Phoenix VA including the nurses and the staff of Wing B where I stayed during my most recent hospitalization, Dr. Frykberg and his staff at the podiatry clinic, Dr. Donald Boles my own primary care physician along with his staff at the Gold Clinic, Dr. Andy Bell and his staff at the outpatient pharmacy, Dr. Katherine Mitchell a sixteen year veteran of the Phoenix VA, and of course Dr. Richard K. Bernstein who has been fighting for diabetics in Satan’s War on America since marxist forces first established their beachhead inside the American Diabetes Association.

I would like to thank the entire staff of the Phoenix VA hospital Wing B and especially the nurses along with Dr. Frykberg my admitting physician and podiatrist for our unprecedented and successful effort to allow a diabetic to to self administer his own insulin while hospitalized at the Phoenix VA. I know this was challenging because this type of policy poses a threat to the established order and because my diet and pharmacological regimen is unorthodox. Together we proved not only that self administration of insulin while hospitalized makes sense in certain situations for some patients, but also that blood sugar normalization is neither dangerous or impossible while following a very low carbohydrate diet.

I would like to thank Dr. Donald Boles, his staff at the Gold Clinic, for their support not only in my recent endeavor while hospitalized, but also for supporting all of my efforts at blood sugar normalization since I became his patient. Dr. Boles’ willingness to defy convention by writing me the prescriptions and helping me procure the medications necessary to follow a program of blood sugar normalization have been inestimable. Dr. Andy Bell and his staff at the outpatient pharmacy were also of great value to me in this regard.

My thanks also to Dr. Katherine Mitchell a sixteen year veteran of the Phoenix VA Medical Center and former Chief Physician of the Emergency Department who, in keeping with the highest traditions of the various uniformed services was instrumental in exposing the “secret list” and who despite great personal and professional risk while under attack from the mutineers who were keeping the secret list and without help from the law enforcement agents charged “to protect those who served” prevented and stopped the destruction of evidence relating to an ongoing inspector general’s investigation. In a particularly poignant moment Dr. Mitchell appeared on Fox News with Megyn Kelly. As she related the story to Ms. Kelly of what was happening and what she did to stop it I could tell she was ashamed about what had been happening. Dr. Mitchell, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Thank you for standing up for us.

A very special thanks to Dr. Richard K. Bernstein an eighty year old type one diabetic, 65+ year type one diabetic, and clinical endocrinologist who like me was dying from complication of diabetes in his late thirties. At a time when most of the contemporary medical literature did not support the necessity or benefit of blood sugar normalization in diabetics, Dr. Bernstein developed a program of blood sugar normalization by pioneering self blood sugar monitoring and basal / bolus insulin dosing while following a very low carbohydrate diet despite the conspiracy by the marxists at the ADA and pharmaceutical company profiteers to force feed high carbohydrate diets first to diabetics, then to the general population in order to weaken our nation in advance of a Soviet invasion and control the population. Without his definitive text Diabetes Solution I would not have been able to figure it out on my own nor would have I had the textual support necessary to advance my position. Indeed everything I know about blood sugar normalizaiton has come from Dr. Bernstein. I didn’t make any of this up on my own including the diet I follow and the medications I use and how I use them. While I am not a patient of Dr. Bernstein’s everything I do is based on my best interpretation of the guidelines and protocols detailed in his book. Many of those who are fortunate enough to be Dr. Bernstein’s patient and even many who only have his book and other published works to work with achieve and safely maintain glycated hemoglobin A1C values between 4.2% and 4.6% reflecting an average plasma glucose level as indicated by fingerstick measurement at or near 83 mg/dl.

Last but not least my deepest gratitude to all the Veterans who treat at the Phoenix VA, particularly to those who died fighting one last battle for themselves, their families, and their nation. Uncommon valor was a common virtue.


About roguediabetic

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed in August of 93 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. After over eighteen years of poor blood sugar control and early complications including a left big toe amputation I finally figured out how to control my blood sugar. What I finally learned about blood sugar control ultimately had little to do with what I was told.
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