What if you could do something about your diabetes or even reverse it? There have been some many, many real life stories of people switching to a low fat plant-based diet and seeing incredible results with not only Type 2 Diabetes, but also Type 1 and Type 1.5. Weight loss is one strategy for managing diabetes and plant-based diets are nutrient dense without packing on excess unhealthy calories. That means you don’t have to eat small portion sizes if you are eating whole foods, plant-based meals. Also, the studies show that a diet high in carbohydrates (as long as they are whole foods, NOT from refined sources) helps with diabetes as well. Interestingly enough, cardiovascular disease is what kills most diabetics (just like everyone else) and plant-based diets are highly effective and preventing and reversing heart disease as well.
Today’s guests are awesome- Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro are the founders of MasteringDiabetes.org. They offer a successful coaching program for people with all forms of diabetes including pre-diabetes to help increase insulin sensitivity, get your best A1C, and improve overall health and longevity. As athletes themselves, both living with Type 1 Diabetes, they have scoured through 85 years of research and are experts. They also have a closed facebook group as part of their online coaching practice. I love their website because it’s jam-packed with information and even recipes. My friend and former podcast guest, Brenda Davis recommended them to me. Brenda is one of the world’s leading dieticians, specifically in plant-based diets and treating diabetes.
Topics Discussed in the Podcast
- Robby and Cyrus’ individual stories of how they found plant-based diets and how it helped their Type 1 Diabetes
- Diabetes explained: insulin sensitivity, blood glucose, different types and what they mean
- Does a keto diet help diabetes?
- Are Carbs bad for diabetics?
- Stategies for diet
- why and how plant-based diets work for diabetes
- their awesome coaching program
- Can you reverse pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes?
- how exercise helps diabetes
- Mastering Diabetes Website
- Check out their Podcast: Mastering Diabetes Audio Experience
- Watch What the Health
- Watch Forks Over Knives
- Robby’s Instagram
- Cyrus’ Instagram
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