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Alzheimer's!!!

Alzheimer's!!!
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I was watching NASA TV the other day and a story on Alzheimer's research was playing. The story was about the benefits of growing cell cultures in micro-gravity. The goal is to study and learn the biological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease in order to develop a drug for treatment. It was expressed that this...
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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. However,...
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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
Thursday, 05 October 2017 13:27
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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 control....
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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 are.By definition,...
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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 the...
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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, so...
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Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 6: Glycemic Index and Attention Span

Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 6: Glycemic Index and Attention Span
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As a Type-1 diabetic, the study of insulin and metabolism has been a subject of obsessive interest for the last 26 years. From personal experience I have found that maintaining normal blood sugar involves more than simply injecting insulin. It turns out that it is not entirely a simple matter of matching insulin dose...
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Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 5: Living With Type-1 Diabetes

Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 5: Living With Type-1 Diabetes
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As mentioned in “Part 2: Disclaimer”, this is not medical advice. This writing is simply to share what I have learned while managing my own personal Type-1 diabetes.Type-1 diabetes has a very bad reputation, and rightfully so. The diabetic individual must take over the control of a complicated, vital bodily function that is normally...
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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Part 4 - My Story

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Part 4 - My Story
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The year 1988 was a pivotal year for me. Prior to 1988 and even the early part of 1988, my health and physical ability was median normal with all my friends and family. In 1972, I was drafted into the US Army and underwent basic combat training for service in the Vietnam War. My...
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Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 3: What is Type-1 Diabetes?

Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 3: What is Type-1 Diabetes?
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There seems to be a great deal of confusion regarding what a healthy diet is. There is countless different diet styles heavily promoted with most being comparative polar opposites. This confusion is very unfortunate. The beauty of Type-1 diabetes, however, is that it can provide an open-loop measure of true dietary (and lifestyle) cause-and-effects....
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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey-2: Disclaimer

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey-2: Disclaimer
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This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so please bear with me as I "learn the ropes".First, I would like to point out that what type-1 diabetes has taught me applies to EVERYONE.Also first, it should be understood that I am not a medical professional at any level. I possess no medical...
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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey
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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...
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