RD Dikeman

Today's guest is RD Dikeman.

RD is a theoretical physicist, research scientist, and father of a Type 1 Diabetic son.

RD has also started up the very popular Facebook page called Type One Grit - which is dedicated to sharing information for Type 1 Diabetics and creating a community for people to share their success stories.

Join me as I ask Richard:

  • What is Type 1 diabetes, and how does it differ from Type 2?
  • Why does Type 1 happen to children more?
  • What are carbohydrates, and why are they promoted so much in current dietary advice?
  • Is his advice specific for Type 1 Diabetes, or can it be applied to other autoimmune issues, and for people in general?

And Richard will share with us:

  • The warning signs of type 1 diabetes.
  • The Facebook page Type One Grit.
  • Type 2 diabetes could be a bigger problem than reported.

This was a wonderful chat with a good father sharing his discoveries with the world. Not only is he insightful, but so, it seems, is his young son!

“He said ‘get this oatmeal out of my face!’”

“Predictability is the whole ball game when you're dealing with any insulin dependent diabetic.”

“These principles, which were never true in the first place, are applied to Type 1 kids from diagnosis, and they’re immediately sent down the tubes.”

“The kids and adults who have changed and are following the diet - the quality of life metrics are through the roof."

To find out more about the work that RD does visit Type One Grit on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Type1Grit/

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