Featured Interview


My guest is Chrystal from L.A.. She is just one of many positive diabetics making a huge difference in the diabetes community. She is a chemist, and diabetic activist. After Chrystal's diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in November 2007, she created SexyDiabetic.com; and donates a good portion of her time connecting and sharing experiences, both inside and outside the online diabetic communities.


Chrystal has shared with us her personal experiences living with diabetes; her role in the diabetic community; some of her current diabetic project she's working on during black history month.


We talked about some of the struggles we we face, getting the African American communities and all other people of color educated on the dangers of diabetes; as well as the fears and discrimination that still exist for diabetics today.


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Richard A. Vaugn


For 2012 I thought it would be wonderful to start the year off with a positive interview!


My guest is Richard A Vaughn. He has written an awesome book called "Beating The Odds - 64 years of Diabetes Health". In this book, he takes us on a journey through his diabetic life.


From the moment he was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of 6, all the way up through completing his masters degree, @ a time when people thought diabetics shouldn't go to college (because diabetes was considered a disability then).


Richard also talks about his wonderful family and grand children, in addition to participating in the Joslin Medalist Study, funded by the JDRF & National Institute of health..


Richard is definitely an inspiration to us all. He has showed us insulin dependent people, how to live healthy emotionally & physically by example, with either no, or the least amount of complications possible; coming from a time when life expectancy for a diabetic was no later than 40 years old.


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You can purchase Richard's book by clicking on the graphic of his book below.




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What's in your headphones? We all know how important exercise is to any diabetic, however, the music you exercise to is also just as important too! Music can make the difference between a 3 minute workout, and a 30 minute workout. Personally, I am an oldies guy, and my musical tastes are pretty eclectic and diverse. The above playlist consist of music I am listening to on my Anddroid when I exercise or power-walk. As my mood changes, so shall the playlist.

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Dangerous Diabetes Moments

A long-time diabetic was trying to get home from a long night at work. He suddenly had a low blood sugar while driving. The driver’s blood sugar got so dangerously low, that it caused him to uncontrollably weave off the lane he was driving in. Unfortunately, the particular cops on duty automatically assumed he was a drunk driver, and treated him as such. The driver was unable to speak for himself. The cops on duty cut the victim out of his seat buckle and began tasering him several times, still assuming he was a defiant drunk. Eventually, the victim went in to a diabetic comma by the time police realized something medically was wrong.

Harmon of Anderson Township (left) stands in the Manley Burke Law Office, with his lawyer, Tim Burke. Harmon is suing the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for excessive use of force. / The Enquirer/Amanda Davidson

I repeat, 350+ million people with diabetes in the world, why are there so many uninformed? What more do we as diabetics have to do to get people to listen? You can hear the fright in this diabetic’s voice, as he is literally being tasered to death.  And the truth of the matter is, it could have actually gotten a lot worse; had the diabetic gone into a violent seizure, the cops on duty could have easily thought he was a threat.

The last I remembered about this case, the victim sued big-time (more than a million dollars), but I’m not sure what was the out-come. I beg of you, stop assuming what you think you know, read a book on diabetes.

-Yogi