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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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There are many digestive complications that can arise from uncontrolled blood sugars. Some conditions are not exclusive to diabetes, yet many diabetics have them. I talk about just a couple of these issues.

Act1 has discovered that over the years, more and more large companies that manufacture test strips, are either reducing their Patient Assistant Programs, or discontinuing them all together, leaving many poor diabetics to their dooms. They claim that they can’t afford to ship test strips to their PAP participants; in other words, the cost of shipping is eating their profits….. Bull****.

Act1 has created a digital petition on their website, to call many of these big manufactures to action, startint with Roche (makers of Accu-chek). We are asking that Roche (and similar companies in size) either reinstate their PAP services for financially challenged diabetics, or increase their contribution to the diabetic community. We are asking all site visitors take time to sign our digital petition, to not only show our strength in numbers, but to make these companies understand that, having test strips can be a matter of life and death for many. This will be a very long and dragged out battle; however, we’ve got the ball rolling.

This episode is about the story of  Galileo Galilei, a scientist, philosopher, & inventor during the 16-17th century. His life story teaches us the importance of being tolerant/open minded, and accepting new information or knowledge in to our daily lives. Today in our modern age, we still see much of the same attitudes that Galileo had to endure in his life time. This episode is about the struggle of getting people, to take initiative to want to learn about diabetes for themselves (or any other condition for that matter).

Here is another fun, yet important video from blogger, Mike Lawson. He breaks down what its like to have HYPOglycemia (low blood sugar).

I talk a little about my A1C numbers; complications, and how important it is to continuously manage them, and to make sure they are within safe ranges. Also the lack of diabetic information for women.