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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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(Spanish) This news report is quite old, however, it still has valuable information on how insulin pumps can help better control our diabetes. In this report they focus on a well known company called Medtronic. Medtronics is (if I’m not mistaken) the first to make a combo CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) with insulin pump. In the near future, you will start hearing technical terms such as “”Artificial Pancreas”. Artificial Pancreas is in essence two pieces of technology that will mimic your real pancreas, with very little interaction from the user. The two devices (both pump & CGM) will talk to each other, and sense your sugar levels and automatically give insulin when needed. Most likely, it won’t prevent finger sticks entirely, but at least you don’t have to make them as frequent.

Yes!!!!! We’ve made it through another year living with diabetes!! I hope all my visitors & members are doing well on this brand new year 2011. Boy, it will now take me awhile to remember to fill all my documents as 2011 instead of 10.. :-)

In this episode, I just wanted to simply say thank you, to all my supporters and admirers of my blog; and I promise to continue my work, and try to touch on issues that may, or may not be discussed in the diabetic communities.

I also talked about some of my goals for the future of DiabeticRadio. Many people like me are working very hard to share their diabetic experiences, in hopes that it can help others. Some of the things we write or talk about, professional get to charge hundreds and thousands of dollars for. Learn all you can from my uncensored look @ diabetes. Learn all you can by utilizing all resources at your disposal. How else will you be able to gauge your doctor’s ability to assist in your health concerns?

The first year hasn’t been easy, revealing parts of my life that are so personal to me, to the world. Yet, it is these very personal things that let people know they are not alone, they are not crazy, and yes it is possible to live a very healthy diabeic life, complication free, worry free, and without the unnecessary depriving of self.

Peace to all in the New Year!!!