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There is a lot of confusion around what is the best diet for diabetes health. Low-carb? Atkins? Paleo? Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and I have put together a free online event to clearly demonstrate why a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet is truly the most effective diet for all forms of diabetes. The Mastering Diabetes Online Summit starts Wednesday, February 1st and is completely free.
The diabetes community at large is in favor of eating a low-carb diet. I completely understand the logic behind this -- because diabetes is characterized by having high blood sugar numbers, it seems to make sense to avoid foods that are high in carbohydrates and convert to sugar easily. However, science has shown us that this logic is faulty.
In reality, the majority of people with diabetes, regardless of type, are suffering from insulin resistance. It turns out that high blood sugar numbers are not the problem, but rather are a symptom of a larger problem, which is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is caused by eating a diet high in fat. This leads to fat being stored in muscle and liver tissues, which inhibits insulin from being properly utilized by the body. Adopting a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet addresses this issue by clearing out that fat and therefore reversing insulin resistance. Once you address the cause of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, the condition can be completely reversed in many cases. For those living with type 1 diabetes (like Dr. Khambatta and myself) and type 1.5 diabetes, reversing insulin resistance leads to more predictable numbers and decreased risk for long-term diabetes complications. It's truly as simple as just eating low-fat plant foods.
Cyrus and I have interviewed the top experts in the world of nutrition to provide over 25 hours of life saving information. Please join us for the Mastering Diabetes Online Summit from Feb 1-8. We cover all the nuances of mastering diabetes with delicious foods.
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Robby Barbaro was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 and has been living this lifestyle since 2006. In that time, while eating pounds of fruit every day, his HbA1c value has never exceeded 6.4%, and his blood glucose has been stable and easy to manage. Robby graduated from the University of Florida and is the cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and the founder of Mindful Diabetic. He worked at Forks Over Knives for six years before turning his attention in 2016 to coaching people with diabetes full time. Robby enjoys exercising every day, spending time with friends, and sharing his lifestyle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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