Self-taught career electronics engineer and professional student of School of Heuristic Electronics Technology. Owner and president of Electric Perfection, www.electricperfection.com producing High-End Audiophile Amplifiers and power supplies. Strong interest in natural, renewable energy and minimal - striving for zero-harm compassionate living. Type-1 diabetic with a passion for science, physics, nutrition and health. Enjoys home improvement, automotive and mechanical re-work, upgrades and maintenance. Also enjoys nature, hiking and exploring.

Insulin Resistance Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin Resistance Insulin Sensitivity
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As a Type-1 Diabetic and due to the manner in which I learned to manage it, Insulin Resistance became a passionate topic for me as it is a fundamental element of metabolic control. I learned that the lower the insulin resistance, the less insulin I had to inject and the better I felt....
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Thank you for this post Ken, it is so informative! Seems that you were really ahead of your time coming to these findings before i... Read More
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 22:28
Ken Thomas
Hi Wes,Thanks for the kind words! Wow! 1400 calories per day? I am a small person; 5'4", 120 lbs. and I eat more than 1400 calorie... Read More
Thursday, 05 October 2017 11:30
Denise Rose
Ken, can you elaborate on this point: "Animal sourced protein causes insulin resistance by a different mechanism from fat. Instea... Read More
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Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control Part 2 - When Things Go Amiss

Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control Part 2 - When Things Go Amiss
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By far, the most valuable knowledge I learned at the beginning of my Type-1 diabetes journey is that my blood-sugar is directly controlled by me. The inability to make my own insulin means that my metabolic system is “open-loop”. Open loop means the automatic control mechanism, insulin production, is broken thus requiring manual...
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Omnivore?

Omnivore?
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Until the age of 36, back in 1988, I believed that humans were carnivores. That is, until after a very eye-opening education from my Type-1 diabetes journey where I learned that consuming meat, or any animal product for that matter, was a large influence on insulin resistance which is not a good thing...
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Diabetes! What is it? What’s the risk? What can I do?

Diabetes!  What is it?  What’s the risk?  What can I do?
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The percentage of diabetes cases are skyrocketing in the US and many parts of the world. How do you know if you are at risk? Is it genetic? Is it lifestyle? Is it preventable? A clear understanding, even if simplified, is your best defense against becoming diabetic and becoming non-diabetic if you already...
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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control
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My previous doctor(s) informed me that no matter how diligently I controlled my diabetes that I will still suffer diabetic complications. I believe this is said because the conventionally prescribed A1C levels of 6 to 7 percent, for Type-1 diabetics are damagingly high. Further evidence is that my energy levels are lower in...
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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Logs

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Logs
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In many of my Posts, I mention the fundamental significance of using a log to learn and manage my Type-1 diabetes, not to mention discovering the profound benefits of a Whole Food Plant Based Starch Smart diet. It has been requested that I provide a blank copy of my Type-1 diabetic log file,...
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Hypothetically - ish

Hypothetically - ish
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What If a food was offered to you that had a blissfully satisfying taste, but you were informed that it contained a slow poison that would kill you after about 30 years. What if you were further informed that the poison kills you slowly, progressively robbing your vitality, replacing it with tiredness, pain,...
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Fad Diets Part 2

Fad Diets Part 2
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The previous Fad Diets post did not answer what is not a fad diet. Instead, the post was to point out how fad diets are not only possible, but almost impossible to avoid. It was to point out how deeply diluted truth and reality is by all the noise of opinion, false associations...
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Fad Diets

Fad Diets
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There are countless diets inundating our society and they are all wildly different - most are polar opposites; some heavily promote a certain food while others say to never eat that food. They all have an identifying trade name such as; Adkins, 80-10-10, South Beach, McDougall, Mediterranean, Engine 2, Paleo and so, so...
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Oh no! Not that protein question again!

Oh no!  Not that protein question again!
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“Where do you get your protein?” has become such a common question it is almost comical. Most of the answers I see are along the line of, “well, you don’t really need all that much protein”. While that is indeed true, it doesn’t seem to be very convincing to the average meat eating...
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Sacrifice?!

Sacrifice?!
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Almost always, when describing a low-fat Whole Foods Plant Based Starch-Smart lifestyle with most people, their response is something like, “Oh, I could never give up my [some sort of meat], and cheese, [etc.]”. The unfortunate truth is that they literally do not know what they are missing. When it comes to diet,...
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Be Careful What You Pray For!

Be Careful What You Pray For!
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A few years ago my wife and I was held over in an airport due to weather canceling our flight. This was disruptive for a lot of people, creating a very crowded, stagnant atmosphere. After having investigated every square inch of the airport; every shop, magazine stand, building architecture, etc., and boredom just...
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