Life Beyond the Challenges of Gestational Diabetes | Carrie’s Story

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

Carrie's success story with the Mastering Diabetes Method and coaching program is truly inspiring. She was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her pregnancy and was able to control it with diet, but it was a struggle. Her numbers were borderline and she was on the edge of needing insulin. As a mom of four and pregnant with her fifth, the thought of insulin injections was daunting.

However, as soon as Carrie switched to the Mastering Diabetes Method, which emphasizes a high-carbohydrate, low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet, her blood sugar levels immediately dropped. By eating more fruit and less fat, her numbers went from the high 90s and low 100s to the low 80s and high 70s for fasting.

Carrie is a whole-food, plant-based chef and enjoys a variety of dishes, including overnight oats for lunch, rice and chopped veggies with teriyaki sauce, and lasagna for breakfast. The Mastering Diabetes Method has not only helped her control her blood sugar levels but also given her the knowledge and confidence to show her doctors that food can be an effective treatment for diabetes.

Carrie's success with the program has inspired her to share the information with her family and friends. She encourages others to give the Mastering Diabetes Method a try, even if it seems drastic to switch to a high-carbohydrate, low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet. Compared to the side effects and challenges of insulin injections or medication, Carrie believes it's worth trying something natural and from the earth first.

Carrie's success story is a testament to the effectiveness of the Mastering Diabetes Method and the power of whole-food, plant-based diets in managing diabetes. With the support of the Mastering Diabetes coaching program and the knowledge and tools it provides, anyone can take control of their diabetes and live a healthier, happier life.

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.