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PTP344 Mastering Diabetes Robby & Cyrus
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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro, also known as the two guys from Mastering Diabetes. We have a great conversation about living with type 1 diabetes, and all things diabetes really. Wondering what the term insulin resistance means, or what about A1c? Don’t worry, we cover that, as well as signs you may be diabetic, what to expect while transitioning to a plant-based diet and what are the diabetic green light foods…could fruit possibly be included? 

Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH are the co-founders of Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program that teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance via low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Cyrus has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002, and has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. Robby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has been living a plant-based lifestyle since 2006. He worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years and earned a Master’s in Public Health in 2019. Together they have written the book Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes that is now available. 

This episode is so powerful as it is filled with information for the general population and hope for those living with diabetes. Please share on your social media as well as email out the link to your loved ones. 


In this episode we discuss: 

  • How they became plant-based and realized it affected the diabetes
  • A1c
  • Type 1, type 2 and 1.5
  • Insulin resistance
  • How to know you’re insulin resistance 
  • Insulin dependant
  • Blood sugar during transitioning to plant-based 
  • Myths 
  • Paleo and keto and biomarkers 
  • Sugars will not create diabetes 
  • Why more adults are getting 
  • Is there proof or reversing Type 1 diabetes 
  • How to approach diabetes 
  • Green light foods 


Links to things we mentioned:

Easy Recipes For Busy Parents


Cyrus and Robby Battle It Out!

Mastering Diabetes – Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Podcast

Cyrus Khambatta – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Robby Barbaro – WebsiteFacebookInstagramYouTubeSnapchatTwitter

Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes by Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro

Mastering Diabetes with The Mindful Diabetic Robby Barbaro – PTP177 

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