A Meal Plan is All it Takes Sometimes! | Kristin’s Story

Article written and reviewed by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Published April 22, 2023

Kristin's success story with the Mastering Diabetes Method and Mastering Diabetes coaching program is a testament to how simple changes in diet and lifestyle can have a profound impact on managing type 2 diabetes. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Kristin's A1C was 10.2. She discovered the Mastering Diabetes program later in her research on different ways to manage the condition.

She started following the program by reading the book, listening to the podcast, and eventually signing up for the meal plan. The meal plan made it easy for her to maintain the right ratios and choose foods that were green-lighted for her condition. Kristin noticed results almost immediately and started losing weight. Her A1C dropped to 7.5 and she has not needed medication to manage her diabetes.

She loves the variety of foods included in the meal plan and how it helps her think outside the box when it comes to preparing meals. For example, she never would have thought to use regular fruit as a base for her fruit salad or add cardamom to her fruit without the meal plan's tips and suggestions. The meal plan is also easy to use and provides a grocery list and portions that keep her feeling full without overeating.

While she's not perfect in following the program, Kristin believes that as long as she's following the recommendations and goals set out for her, she'll continue to see results. In her first 26 weeks, she lost 20 pounds, and her glucose levels have improved significantly. She's thrilled with the program and recommends it to anyone looking for a simple, effective way to manage their type 2 diabetes.

About the author 

Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

Cyrus Khambatta, PhD is a New York Times bestselling co-author of Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes.

He is the co-founder of Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green, and is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. He co-created the Mastering Diabetes Method to reverse insulin resistance in all forms of diabetes, and has helped more than 10,000 people improve their metabolic health using low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition, intermittent fasting, and exercise.

Cyrus earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. He is the co-author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications.

He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at the Plant-Based Nutrition and Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference (ACLM), Plant Stock, the Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and has been featured on The Doctors, NPR, KQED, Forks Over Knives, Healthline, Fast Company, Diet Fiction, and the wildly popular podcasts the Rich Roll Podcast, Plant Proof, MindBodyGreen, and Nutrition Rounds.