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Feb 21, 2019

What actually is diabetes? How is it caused?


What’s the difference between type 1 and type 2, and is sugar or fat to blame? Robby Barbaro and Cyrus Khambatta answer these questions and more during our chat today.


Both were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and manage it with a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet.


They’ve teamed up to create Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program to help others feel their best while managing their symptoms.


They even tried to help our audio engineer, Michael, move away from his meat-heavy diet! Get out your keyboard–you’re going to want to take notes during this fun yet informative conversation.


What we discuss in this episode:


- Defining the 5 types of diabetes.


- The difference between natural and refined sugar.


- How a plant-based diet can reverse prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.


- Robby and Cyrus’ low fat, plant-based whole food philosophy.


- How to eat for longevity and to lower your risk for chronic disease.


- Recommended reading: 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Doug Graham and Whole by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.


- Follow Robby and Cyrus at or on Instagram at @masteringdiabetes You can also find their personal profiles on Instagram: @mindfuldiabetic (Robby) and @mangomannutrition (Cyrus).


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