Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes

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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.
 

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

Not sure if this is the right edition, but I read this children’s classic a few times in childhood. Reckon the last time would’ve been when I was eight or nine, circa 1983-4. A must for all youngsters! Read full review

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There is no way to reverse type 1 diabetes. Disrespectful to the type 1 diabetes community
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Contents

This Book Can Save Your Life
1
The Mastering Diabetes Approach
16
What Really Causes Insulin Resistance?
37
All Fat Is Not Created Equal
65
Contributing Culprits Animal Foods
79
Your Carbohydrate Master Class
98
The Ketogenic Diet vs a LowFat PlantBased WholeFood Diet A Comparison of ShortTerm and LongTerm Results
119
Getting Started with the Mastering Diabetes Method
145
Developing a Routine Dinner
258
Intermittent Fasting for Increased Insulin Sensitivity and Weight Loss
273
Exercising for Maximum Insulin Sensitivity
289
Meal Plans and Recipes
311
CPeptide Testing
349
A Complete List of Green Light Foods
353
Sample Decision Trees
357
Acknowledgments
365

Getting to Know Your New Needs Diagnostic Blood Tests and Managing Oral Medications
185
Starting Strong Breakfast
212
Gaining Momentum Lunch
233

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About the author (2020)

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.

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