Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey

I would like to express my thrill and gratitude to the creators of the Starch-Smart website! It is especially special to me since I discovered the benefits of a whole food plant based starch centered diet way back in 1989, and until now it has been a long, lonely journey.

Over the years, common knowledge has been that a healthy diet consists of meat for protein and that you had to have lots of protein to be strong and healthy and that protein only comes from meat. Living on a whole food plant based starch centered diet has kept me in the "weird" or "odd-ball" category with scarce little social acceptance. I got by socially by claiming it was for a medical reason - which is indeed true!

Why on earth would I ever do such a thing in the first place? In November, 1988, my immune system decided to attack and annihilate my pancreas beta cells, abruptly leaving me with type-1 diabetes. From that moment, it has been an amazing, enlightening journey that - as it turns out - has been one of my life's greatest blessings! I would love to share this blessing with everyone, but I'm afraid I don't have time to write it all in one sitting, so please stay tuned and I will tell my story as quickly as I can.

Ken Thomas