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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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Once again, I really apologize for the long video this week :-) . However, you guys know I always have good information to share. I discuss the currently 6 major types of diabetes:

  • Type 1
  • LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Aduts) (type 1/type2 combo (the insulin resistance factor in some)
  • Gestational * Very important – every woman should listen to this
  • MODY (Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young) (a newer type of diabetes)
  • Syndrome X
  • Type 2

It’s my opinion that one should go out of their way to be aware of other types of diabetes, even if you don’t have it; because it will increase your overall diabetes knowledge, appreciation, and understanding.  After listening to my video, you’ll learn that despite their mechanical differences, all the types of diabetes are more alike than we realize.

I also speak on the importance of discriminating where you get your diabetes information from; the issue of weight, and some recent and developing news on type 2 diabetes. There has been an identification of autoantibody negative autoimmune in type 2 Diabetes Patients. Below are four downloadable resource links to more reports about this study:

Some great real life tips on traveling with type 1 diabetes. This video is a diamond in the ruff; very detailed information.


Our beloved Whitney Houston dies @ the age of only 48. Not sure of the full details yet. I’ll update the post as I find more info.



Hey guys! Sit back and relax, class is now in session :-) ! I decided to start a small series on some important subjects, that haven’t really been discussed in greater detail throughout the various diabetic communities (and sometimes even our doctors). The first lesson this week is on insulin. What actually is insulin?