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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Robby Barbaro The “Mindful Diabetic” about mastering diabetes. This is really the 411 on all things diabetes. We cover type 1, Type 2, Type 1.5, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes. Any question you ever had about sugars, carbs, insulin and fat will be answered for you right now. In the show, Robby talks about a retreat starting March 2nd. We know you missed that opportunity, but stay tuned to Robby’s media outlets for more opportunities coming soon.

A little bit about Robby: he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 and has been living this lifestyle since 2006. In that time, while eating pounds of fruit every day, his HbA1c value has never exceeded 6.4%, and his blood glucose has been stable and easy to manage.

Robby graduated from the University of Florida and is the cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and the founder of Mindful Diabetic. He worked at Forks Over Knives for six years before turning his attention in 2016 to coaching people with diabetes full time. Robby enjoys exercising regularly, spending time with friends, and sharing his lifestyle on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • 1.5 or LADA
  • Robby’s story
  • Having diabetes vs being diabetic
  • Carbs and sugars
  • Cause of type 2
  • #1 cause of death for diabetics
  • The Ketogenic approach
  • Truth or myth
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Exercise and activity  
  • Mindful diabetic
  • Managing diabetes
  • Mastering Diabetes Retreats
  • Actionable tips


Links to things we mentioned:

ENERGYBits – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 20% off your order

Get 10% off your Healthfest 2017 Tickets by using the code “PlantTrainers” at checkout

Amrita Bars – Use “PlantTrainers” at check-out for 15% off your order

Robby Barbaro’s WebsiteFacebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter

Mastering Diabetes Retreats

Medical Medium by Anthony William

Forks Over Knives

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:


Millie Pearson

Stu Dolnick

Mary Lou Fusi


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