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#24 Living with Type 1 Diabetes | Robby Barbaro

Updated: Dec 8, 2019


Robby Barbaro

Originally recorded 3-24-2019


"The bottom line is - the reason I can eat fruit and have a stable weight, control my blood glucose, use very normal amounts of insulin - healthy amounts of insulin - is because I'm following a low-fat diet."


Robby is the cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and the founder of Mindful Diabetic. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, and embraced a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet 4 years after his diagnosis. To this day, his hemoglobin A1c value has never exceeded 6.4% since adopting this lifestyle. Robby graduated from the University of Florida in 2011 and worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years before turning his attention to coaching people with diabetes full time.

In this episode, I speak with Robby Barbaro about what it's like living with Type 1 diabetes, what a plant based diet can do for those who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and what forms of insulin diabetics should take.


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