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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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African Americans & Diabetes




:-) This women is preaching!! Dr. Phyllisa Deroze, founder of BlackDiabeticinfo.com has also done an amazing video geared toward people of color. I can sooo relate to this video because many of those same things were also said to me. In the African American and Latino communities we are in desperate need of both real, and reliable diabetic education. For the life of me, I can’t figure out were our people are getting half their information from? We talk too much and read too little. The time starts yesterday for people of color to get on the diabetic bandwagon. Thank you tremendously Dr. Phyllisa Deroze for making this video, and being one of the few African American medical professionals (correction: although your PhD is in literature, both your videos and interviews are making a huge impact within the medical community, and people living with diabetes; so indirectly we are on some level connected to the medical community. We are the advocates that speak from experience and try to show the positive side of diabetes, which the medical community lacks. I feel we cannot be true diabetic advocates without at some point, having the subject of medical/medicine, health, nutrition, etc, arise), dedicated to educating people of color. Hopefully, it will open more of my blog members eyes!!






This is one of my favorite artists. Sorry that the voice is not quite in sync with the video. :-)