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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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This video is very important, because I discuss the impact that our blood sugars has on our emotions. Unfortunately, much of the medical community really over looks how blood sugars effects some of our moods. I give some examples of how high blood sugars can effect diabetics, and or non-diabetics. You read a little bit, here and there about the subject, however, very little money is going in to this kind of research. It’s funny, you’ll read the statistics that xxx% of diabetics have depression, but there isn’t much detail after that? If you do find information, it’s usually related to dealing with our diagnosis, rather than information about blood sugar itself. I believe you’ll find this video informative. Thanks for watching!!

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Hey guys, class is in session once again. For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to talk about the complex issue of weight and diabetes. Weight and diabetes go hand in hand, yet they are not necessarily the same. Todays video is long, but I felt it was crucial to try and explain were I am coming from as a diabetic. As I’ve said once before, the topic “diabetes” is loaded; and just like religion or politics, it appears that sometimes it’s almost impossible for people to be on the same page, be it because of, perceptions, personal theories, beliefs, various levels of understandings, or simply not having the same access to particular information. Like it or not, where you get your diabetic information is just as important as reading itself.


To illustrate that weight is more than just “eating right”, fruits, veggies, and herbies, I’ve randomly used the nutrition information of a Subway sandwich (which by the way, subway has been advertised as having the best sandwiches for loosing weight, yet the particular sandwich i’ve chosen has 7 grams of saturated fat.. Hmmmmm


Anywayz, I want my viewers to understand that regardless of the struggle, we still have to try our best to continue taking care of ourselves, regardless if we don’t loose any weight. Physical activity is important.