The instant New York Times bestseller.
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 book, 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.
About the Author
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the team behind MasteringDiabetes.org, an online coaching platform for people living with all forms of diabetes that focuses on low-fat plant-based whole-food nutrition. Khambatta has a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University as well as a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from UC Berkeley and has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Barbaro has a master's degree in public health, spent six years helping build the Forks Over Knives empire, and has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
"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 bestselling 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 bestselling 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 bestselling author of Quantum Wellness
"Mastering Diabetes is a game changer for the millions of people living with diabetes. Cyrus and Robby’s approach is easy to understand and backed by a sh*tload of science. With medical costs skyrocketing, you can’t afford to do without this book."—Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the Thug Kitchen series
"My message for type 2 diabetes is don’t control it–get rid of it. Mastering Diabetes is a masterpiece with critical information that every diabetic should know. Knowledge is power. Why be a diabetic when you can recover?"—Joel Fuhrman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Diabetes
"Cyrus and Robby have expertise that transcends scientific evidence using their personal experiences with diabetes to help others heal. Their book outlines a nutrition and lifestyle prescription that can truly save your life!"—Matthew Lederman, MD and Alona Pulde, MD, New York Times bestselling authors of Forks Over Knives Plan
"Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro have translated their encyclopedic knowledge of diabetes care and management into a vocabulary that all readers may grasp. Their skill makes diabetes vanish or become a manageable companion."—Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease