Small, Steady Changes and Huge Results! | Cynthia’s Story

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

Cynthia's success story with the Mastering Diabetes Method and coaching program is a testament to how effective this program can be for people with type 2 diabetes. Cynthia was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012 and had a wake-up call when she received a 9.9 on her A1C during a recent visit to the doctor. She had the Mastering Diabetes book on her waitlist to read and decided that it was time to make a change.

Cynthia found the program easy to follow, whether it was by using the provided recipes or making her own simple meals with fruit and salad. She also appreciated the support from the Mastering Diabetes community, both on Facebook and in the coaching group. Having a coach, Michelle Davis, was particularly helpful in breaking down the information from the book into manageable chunks and providing helpful tips and hints.

After just one month in the Mastering Diabetes program, Cynthia saw significant improvements in her blood sugar levels, which had previously been very high. She went from a fasting reading of 179 to below 90, with some readings as low as 88. This was exciting for her, but she also saw improvements in her blood pressure and weight, which were also issues for her.

Cynthia did incorporate some movement into her routine, including yoga and walking, but did not do extreme exercise. Despite this, she saw a gradual decrease in her blood pressure over time.

Overall, Cynthia's success story is a great example of how the Mastering Diabetes Method and coaching program can help people with type 2 diabetes improve their health and well-being. The program's emphasis on plant-based, low-fat, whole-food nutrition and lifestyle changes can lead to significant improvements in blood sugar levels, blood pressure, weight, and overall health.

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.