Disrupting Diet Philosophy And Reversing Chronic Disease | Robby Barbaro (Mindful Diabetic Robby) | Real Life Diabetes Podcast 34

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Riding 800 carbs of fruit to steady glucose control? Huh? Robby Barbaro (a person with type 1 diabetes) joins the podcast from Santa Monica to bust paradigms by introducing the high-carb, low-fat philosophy to revolutionize type 2… and type 1 diabetes management. Currently, Robby is a plant-based diabetes coach: hosting retreats, 1-on-1 coaching sessions, and blogging from MindfulDiabetic.com. If you, like us, have always been curious about the mysteries of insulin resistance, this is the avenue to enlightenment. We laughed, we learned, and we left inspired to push the boundaries of our perceived diabetes knowledge. He walks the walk and talks the talk.


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  • You can measure insulin resistance for a T1D by the total amount of carbs/total units of insulin you take per day.
  • Insulin resistance is a huge risk factor for heart problems.
  • It’s not about the carbs, it about the type of carb.
  • New web site coming soon… Robby partners with Dr. Khambatta, PHD.
  • Robby loves Forks Over Knives as much as we do.
  • A low fat, plant based diet can be affordable. Check out Jeff Novick.
  • Robby chats with Adam about how he reversed his Type 2 diabetes.
  • We’re talking about the whys…
    • Type 1 vs. Type 2
    • Bridging the gap vs. two totally separate diseases
  • Once again, Dr. Ponder’s Sugar Surfing theory comes up.
  • Insulin timing is HUGE. There are a few tweaks you can do with you diet to stop the BG spike.
    • Go back to diabetes 101
    • Know your carbs
    • Know the ratio you tried
    • Document it everyday to compare
    • Play around with it.
    • Use nutrition software.
  • Robby’s CGM on Thanksgiving Day (Total Carbs: 683  Total Insulin: 35 units (including short and long-term))


You can check out Robby on social media.
Cheers to the highs and lows everyone.

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