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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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Mike has done it again with this amazing video. He talks about some of the challenges of diabetes. Love the jokes Mike, keep up the good work!!!

There are still a lot of people who deny diabetes, they deny the devastation that it can cause, and they deny the life style changes that is needed to over come diabetes. I talk about some of these issues. In addition, I was watching a very old 1980’s documentary (which I’ve included in the end this video (public domain)) called “Faces Of Aids”.  As I was watching this video, I could not help but to notice the many striking social similarities between HIV/AIDS and the struggles of diabetes. From taking dangerous experimental drugs, to the heavy stigmas placed on us. I think you will enjoy both my video and the documentary. We must get a handle on both these diseases, otherwise they will destroy us all. What you don’t know can hurt you. This is a wake up call.

Phenomenal old school rapper Heavy D, AKA Dwight Arrington (pictured second from the right), collapsed dead yesterday. He collapsed in front of his home, and emergency room (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) pronounced him dead. It is said that his death was caused by pneumonia, after a recent trip overseas. Heavy D was born in Mount Vernon NY. He was best known for songs like “Overweight Lover’s in the house”, “Now that we’ve fond love“, and many more. I admired heavy D so much, because he was one of the very few rap artists that realized, you don’t have to use foul language to sell records.  Although I could not find any evidence that he was a diabetic, I consider him a role model for us big boys & girls. The overweight lover did not let his size become a hindrance in his life. Not to mention that the man used to dance his butt off. Rest in peace.. R.I.P.

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For my first video for the 1HappyDiabetic project. The first subject I decided to talk about was “health supplements”. I go over some of the things that can happen with herbal & vitamin supplements, and the importance of informing your doctor of absolutely everything your taking, and or planning to take.