Kirk Hamilton interviews Dr. Cyrus Khambatta (nutritional biochemistry) and Robby Barbaro (The Mindful Diabetic) both type 1 diabetics on their 5 day “Mastering Diabetes Retreat” with 3 full days of intensive experiential training that results in dramatic reductions in blood sugar (type 1 & 2 diabetics), medication need (or elimination), and reduced insulin doses in type 1 diabetics.
The program combines an all you can eat buffet of low-fat, whole, unprocessed, high complexed carbohydrate rich foods (beans, lentils, squash), fruit and non-starchy vegetables followed by educational lectures after breakfast and lunch, which are then followed by twice daily, practical exercise sessions.
Because blood sugars can drop so dramatically and quickly, within hours to days, because of the effectiveness of the program (diet and exercise), and the clients dramatic improvement in insulin sensitivity, clients are coached on how to use a “Decision Tree” so they can reduce their medication and insulin needs appropriately to avoid low blood sugar episodes. Type 2 diabetics see dramatic reductions in their fasting and 2 hour postprandial blood sugars and type 1’s see a 20-40% reduction in insulin need while at the same time significantly increasing their “good” carbohydrate intake which to many participants is almost unbelievable!…
The focus of the program is educating you by experience how to dramatically improve your insulin sensitivity, (i.e. reducing the amount of insulin you need to drive glucose into the cell).
Mastering Diabetes Coaching Program
Robby and Dr. Khambatta offer an online coaching that has three components to help the participants make permanent and lasting changes so one can cure their type 2 diabetes and dramatically reduce their insulin need if type 1 diabetics, and reduce the health consequences of being a diabetic (increases in cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, nerve and eye disorders, wound healing, etc.)
The Mastering Diabetes Coaching Program has three components:
Videos – these videos show people how to shop, prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner in an efficient and cost effective ways.
Facebook Group – The group has a private Facebook page where people will get support from other members from around the world almost instantaneously and answers to any questions to the Mastering Diabetes coaching staff within 24 hours.
Video Conferencing – once a month there is a video conferencing call where direct questions and experiences can be asked and shared with immediate feedback.
If someone listening to this podcast signs up for the Mastering Diabetes Coaching Program and mentions hearing about the coaching program from this podcast they will get for free access to the Mastering Diabetes Summit with 25 interviews of the most experience health professionals who share their professional experiences on using a low-fat, whole food, plant-based diet to reverse type 2 diabetes, and reduce insulin need dramatically in type 1 diabetes and at the same time reduced the risk to other chronic diseases (heart disease, kidney disease, nerve and eye disorders, etc.) that all diabetics are at risk to.
Dr. Cyrus Khambatta is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who specializes in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and has helped many clients reduce their insulin usage by 25-60%. Dr. Khambatta has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002 and has reduced his insulin usage by more than 40% using this evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness. Dr. Khambatta will lead interactive lectures, to help you understand why a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle is the gold-standard approach for eliminating insulin resistance, the underlying cause of all blood sugar fluctuation in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Robby Barbaro has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Four years later, he began eating pounds of fruit daily and experiencing ease and precision in his blood glucose management. His mission is to raise awareness about the benefits of low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition for all people with diabetes. Robby will share valuable information on living this lifestyle in the real world, providing expert tips on food shopping, food storage, handling complex social situations, and communicating with your doctor.