No More Pain, No More Neuropathy | Bryan’s Story

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

When faced with a health crisis, some individuals find the strength and determination to make significant changes that lead to remarkable transformations. Bryan's journey with diabetes serves as a powerful testament to the life-altering impact of the Mastering Diabetes Method and coaching program. Through education, self-experimentation, and a whole-food, plant-based approach, Bryan successfully shed excess weight, normalized his blood sugar levels, and overcame neuropathy.

Discovering a New Path

Bryan's path to health began when he started experiencing neuropathy in his hands and feet. The discomfort and limited mobility were taking a toll on his daily life. Motivated to find a solution, he turned to the Mastering Diabetes program. Initially, he was hesitant to make drastic changes, but the mounting pain in his legs during a demanding work assignment served as a wake-up call. Bryan decided to commit to the program and embarked on a journey that would transform his health.

The Power of Dietary Changes

Bryan's experience highlights the significance of dietary choices in managing diabetes and overall well-being. By adopting a whole-food, plant-based approach, he witnessed remarkable improvements in his health markers. Within a month and a half, he lost three pounds, and over the course of six months, he shed an impressive 45 pounds. His A1C levels dropped from 13 to 6.7, all achieved without the need for insulin.

Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Results

For Bryan, the journey wasn't without its challenges. Breaking free from old eating habits and adjusting to a new way of nourishing his body required commitment and dedication. However, as he eliminated sugary drinks, coffee, and unhealthy foods from his diet, he experienced significant positive changes. His neuropathy symptoms reduced, and he no longer felt the pain and numbness that once hindered his daily life. Bryan's cholesterol levels dropped from 264 to 150, and his triglycerides decreased from 490 to 150. His renewed vitality and enhanced physical performance left him feeling stronger and more energetic than ever before.

The Power of Knowledge and Self-Experimentation

Bryan attributes a significant part of his success to educating himself about the role of nutrition and the microbiome in diabetes management. Armed with knowledge and a better understanding of how different foods impact his body, he was able to make informed choices and witness tangible results. By testing various approaches on himself, Bryan experienced firsthand the transformative power of the Mastering Diabetes program.

Empowering Others to Reclaim Their Health

Bryan's journey has not only transformed his own life but also ignited a desire to inspire and empower others. He encourages individuals, especially those in the Latino community who cherish their cultural dishes, to educate themselves about the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. By sharing his story, Bryan hopes to dispel skepticism and encourage others to embark on their own transformative journeys. He emphasizes the importance of personal experimentation and the need to understand the science behind the program, paving the way for lasting change.

A Great Success!

Bryan's success story with the Mastering Diabetes Method and coaching program serves as an inspiring example of the incredible potential for healing and transformation through dietary changes. By embracing a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle, he not only reversed his diabetes but also experienced a significant improvement in his overall health and well-being. Bryan's journey reminds us that with knowledge, dedication, and self-belief, we can reclaim our health and lead fulfilling lives.

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.