I Might Not Need Insulin? Where Do I Start?! | Greg’s Story

Article written and reviewed by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Published May 1, 2023

Greg was motivated to find a way to avoid needing insulin to manage his diabetes and discovered Mastering Diabetes. This program educated him on the effects of food on his body, allowing him to control his blood sugar levels. After taking the 10 modules of the program, Greg was able to bring his blood sugar levels down, lose 32 pounds, gain control over how he eats and what he eats, and thereby gain control over his life.

Greg discovered Cyrus and Robby on a Rich Roll YouTube presentation where they were interviewed for about two and a half hours. Greg was impressed by their stories, so he Googled them and found their sites, as well as the Mastering Diabetes Facebook site. He began following them and eventually found a presentation on private coaching and a three-day retreat. He couldn't attend the retreat, but he contacted one of their private coaches, Mark Ramirez, and hired him because he felt they had a lot in common. They began working together once a week, and Juan's weight came off, dropping 32 pounds in three and a half months. Mark kept him honest and sincere about helping him.

Greg and Mark both grew up on Mexican food, and they joked about being raised on deep-fried tacos and chorizo. They talked about the struggles of diabetes. Primarily the biggest struggle for Greg was that his circle of friends or family did not understand his condition. They still ate the same things and drank, especially at social events. 

However, Greg learned to fight against these temptations and gain control over his life. Overall, the Mastering Diabetes Method and coaching program were effective in helping Greg manage his diabetes and improve his health, and Greg recommends it!

“This is the real deal. If you're going to cure yourself with diabetes, if you're going to get your health back. These guys know what they're doing and you need to join the program.”

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.