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A groundbreaking method to master all types of diabetes by reversing insulin resistance.

Current medical wisdom advises that anyone suffering from diabetes or prediabetes should eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. But in this revolutionary audiobook, Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, rely on a century of research to show that advice is misguided. While it may improve short-term blood glucose control, such a diet also increases the long-term risk for chronic diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, and fatty liver disease.

The revolutionary solution is to eat a low-fat plant-based whole-food diet, the most powerful way to reverse insulin resistance in all types of diabetes: type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes.

As the creators of the extraordinary and effective Mastering Diabetes Method, Khambatta and Barbaro lay out a step-by-step plan proven to reverse insulin resistance - the root cause of blood glucose variability - while improving overall health and maximizing life expectancy. Armed with more than 800 scientific references and drawing on more than 36 years of personal experience living with type 1 diabetes themselves, the authors show how to eat large quantities of carbohydrate-rich whole foods like bananas, potatoes, and quinoa while decreasing blood glucose, oral medication, and insulin requirements. They also provide life-changing advice on intermittent fasting and daily exercise and offer tips on eating in tricky situations, such as restaurant meals and family dinners. Perhaps best of all: On the Mastering Diabetes Method, you will never go hungry.

With more than 30 delicious, filling, and nutrient-dense recipes and backed by cutting-edge nutritional science, Mastering Diabetes will help you maximize your insulin sensitivity, attain your ideal body weight, improve your digestive health, gain energy, live an active life, and feel the best you've felt in years.

Includes a PDF of recipes and illustrations. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Cyrus Khambatta, Robby Barbaro (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"This powerful book will revolutionize the way you think about diabetes. Written by two guys at the forefront of the diabetes revolution who both have type 1 diabetes, it creates a roadmap to understand the physiology of insulin resistance and give you the tools to reverse it using powerful scientific evidence." (Michael Greger, MD, FACC, New York Times best-selling author of How Not to Diet)

 

"A whole food, plant based diet is the secret to longevity on every continent in the world. Now, this amazing book teaches us you don’t have to wait until old-age to reap the benefits. The Mastering Diabetes method will help you reverse insulin resistance, lose weight, and feel fantastic. Highly recommended!" (Dan Buettner, New York Times best-selling author of The Blue Zones Solution)

"We’re seeing more and more that a plant-based diet is the way to go for maximum health. But this book is a game-changer. Cyrus and Robby make a compelling case that a plant based, whole food diet is the key to reversing insulin resistance. That’s a message that is great for all of us and for the planet too. Love it!" (Kathy Freston, New York Times best-selling author of Quantum Wellness)

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Life changing information

Hey everyone, this is Robby here. I wrote and read this book with my co-founder Cyrus Khambatta, PhD. Is it weird to review our own book? Yes. But I'm cool with being weird.

It's 12:22 am PT on publication day. I just heard. Dr. Neal Barnard read the foreword for the first time. It's a surreal experience, to be honest.

I hope you love this book. I hope it changes your life.

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A Complete Guide

As I listened to the audiobook, every question that popped into my mind on a topic was literally answered in the upcoming sentences. I greatly appreciate all the details and explanations that helped me understand insulin resistance and what I can do about it. While trying to transition to a low fat WFPB diet, I have had trouble knowing what a meal should look like in terms of portion size. This is the first resource I've read that answered that question. Love, love , love the meal plan that includes simple to prepare meals. The book is so practical, that I for the first time, I feel like this is doable. It is obvious this comes from lived experience. Thank you Cyrus and Robby!

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One of if not the BEST and most informative audiobooks I’ve EVER listened on nutrition

I am an avid reader and audible listener! Whenever possible I like to listen to a book either prior to reading it or simultaneously.. but lately since i work 3rd shift (10-12hrs) I’ve been able to listen to entire books.. this particular book, mastering diabetes, left me in awe by the 3rd chapter.. there are so many reasons why I LOVE this audio book..

first reason- I thoroughly enjoy audiobooks that are recorded by the author (with one exception-my all-time favorite book the autobiography of Malcolm X which was read by Laurence fishburne).

2- Cyrus and Robby do a GREAT job Providing a plethora of scientific information and they explain it so eloquently yet in a way that ANYONE can understand. I love how they explain everything as to not leave the reader/listener clueless as to what they’re talking about.. while at the same time inspiring astute learners to dig deeper into to the topics discussed..

3. It was awesome hearing one of my favorite MDs in nutrition.. Dr. Neal Barnard read the forward!

4. I also love how they handle controversial topics with such grace and compassion.. such as the ketogenic diet..

It seems as if They made a very conscious effort not to demonize or bash other nutritional philosophies in order to promote their own program but rather they allowed the age old science to speak for itself!!! There’s no over zealous feel that I often see from many plant based advocates.. (I use to be that guy myself when I first came into this knowledge).

Lastly the audiobook was SOO great that I purchased the hard copy In order to study it more thoroughly as my purpose in life is to help people be healthy and whole! My ENTIRE family has been effected by countless detrimental dis-eases that I now realize may have all stemmed from insulin resistance! I can’t wait to learn more in order to help my family heal and master their diabetes, overcome HBP, HC..CVD, etc..

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Absolutely Revolutionary Book!!!

One of the best books I have ever read!!! Reading this book will teach you the single most powerful thing you will ever learn about diabetes! Challenges everything you thought you knew, and explains the shocking truth about what actually causes insulin resistance and how to reverse it permanently, backed by almost 100 years of rock solid scientific evidence! Highly recommend this to anyone and everyone looking to live a long healthy life free of diabetes and other chronic diseases as well! As a bonus, getting to listen to it on Audible, narrated by the authors themselves, is just so awesome!

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Not suited to audio

This isn’t a book to listen to. It is dense with statistics interspersed with anecdotes. It is difficult to follow as it references notes and charts. The authors are both type 1 diabetics and their comprehension of the experience of type 2 is not great. Basically they are forks over knives. While it seems a great theory, it did nothing for me.

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It Works!

It works! Thank you!
I had long suspected that my slim 41year old husband suffered from diabetes (his entire family on his fathers side is either pre-diabetic or diabetic). He refused to go to the doctor or let me test his blood sugar. (He's in denial -if he doesn't get diagnosed he doesn't have it). 9-20-2020 he finally let me test him (He had problems with his right hand tingling and lost 90% of his strength in that arm -this went on for almost 2 weeks) for years he has had zero energy, He could barely stay awake anywhere the only place he didn't fall asleep was his motorcycle. Scary, I know. (Our kids joked that he had narcolepsy) and in the last 7-8 months he'd unintentionally lost 15-20lbs, 30lbs total in the last 2½ years. For the last several years he also had a very negative outlook on life.
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9-20-2020His fasted blood glucose was 398 @ 9am.
2 hours after eating it was 565. I know he should have been rushed to the hospital. I agree completely. He refused. He told me to fix him. (I agreed to try as long as it was steadily going down with the condition that if it got even close to 500 again that he'd check himself in right away).
I've been whole food plant based for over 5 years and have a passion for learning as much as I can about health & nutrition.
Fast forward 10-01-2020
(this morning was his 11th fasted reading)
His fasting glucose was 152 @ 5am. Thats a drop of 246. I haven't worried about testing him 2 hours after eating because it is going down so rapidly. He eats a large breakfast. Goes to work at first break he eats 2 large red apples and maybe 2-3 handfuls of raisins. At lunch break he might have a veggie sandwich on rye bread, probably 30 green grapes and 3-5 med-large bananas. He gets tested after work- 3 hrs after lunch and his glucose readings for the past 4 days have all been 94-97. (all this eating upwards of 600 carbs per day) He has so much energy now and feels amazing. His mood is greatly improved (he's not such a grump).The strength in his hand and arm returned and the tingling is gone. Also his eyesight seems to be improving. He plans on going to the optometrist soon to find out if he can get a lighter prescription.

If I can figure it out (I'm technologically impaired). I'll update this to show his progress.

The power of plants is Amazing! As is the human body at being able to heal itself once you stop constantly injuring it.

While I am quite certain all of this should have been done under a doctors supervision. I am more than pleased he was able to turn it around so quickly and all without the potentially damaging effects of medication.

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Life Changing Book

I am a type 1.5 diabetic and as a result of what I learned in this book I lost 15 pounds in three weeks, eliminated my daily 2000 mg of metformin (with doctor approval) and reduced my need for insulin by over 50 % to roughly 26 units a day. Well written and easy to follow. Much thanks and appreciation to the authors!!

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Awesome!

This book is life changing a must have for anyone living with any form of diabetes.

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Very informative Book

The first 8 chapters taught me a great deal about body chemistry. This book has given me many answers to help me treat my Type II diabetes. Educate yourself!

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Sales pitch. Waste of my time

Just another never ending infomercial. Look elsewhere for real scientific info.

Good luck to you all.