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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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Just about in every diabetic support group, the subject of the cure will almost always surface at some point. In this video I talk about what a cure means to me, and address some misconceptions at the same time. It is my hope that this video would help non-diabetics understand how difficult diabetes is for those of us who live with it.

In this weeks video, I talk a little bit about various theories going around about what actually causes diabetes. In essence, diabetes is genetic, and as far as we know, at least when it comes to type 2, exessive intake of carb foods can bring on the onset of diabetes for people with a genetic predisposition. For type 1, the most common theory is viral/bacterial that causes the onset of type 1 to a person who is genetically predisposed to type 1. I think it’s important to note that various illnesses can skip generations in a particular family. In other words, just because a family appears NOT to have type 1 or 2 in their immediate family, doesn’t mean they did not exist 3 or even 4 generations before, and not discussed amongst kin. MODY is a whole other thing all together.

What a blast I had!! There is no better place I’d rather be! In fact, there is NO better place than to be amongst many beautiful cultures and races together all supporting a common cause, which happens to be diabetes! In my opinion, next to music, diabetes is that second thing that mends bridges and can bring social equilibrium to all human differences. Diabetes is an equal opportunity destroyer, anyone can develop diabetes. There are plenty of us diabetics around the world, that would be oh so willing to give their emotional support. Sorry to those who have missed this event. However, I do hope that those that did not go, plan on going to the StepOut Walk this year!

I’ve recorded almost two hours worth of footage, I did my best to shave down as much video as possible. I’ve also got some really great interviews, thanks guys for taking time to talk to me on camera; you guys are super awesome! I had accidentally cut off recording during my last interviewer’s father’s video, I am sooo sorry. I am still getting used to the camera. :-( . Hope my visitors enjoy the video.