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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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NYCs new soda ban is set to become official in March of this year. There has been vast opinions from both sides concerning this issue. I’m still not sure how I feel about this issue. ‘Cause while I do think it’s about an individual taking responsibility for their health; but at the same time, is it right that our officials has gone to the extent of being “nannys” as they are now calling it?

If we look at it from a statistical standpoint, things are out of control. I guess the question now becomes, is this morally the right thing to do? Is Mayor Bloomberg actually saying “I am” enforcing this new regulation because New Yorkans in poorer communities have absolutely no self control?

You know, “we” are always big on not having the government in our business, yet, in the grand scheme of things, there appears to be times were it is absolutely necessary for the government too step in. It reminds me of the whole controversy with cigarettes in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I remember when it seemed like all of NYC was in uproar, when smoking zones were announced. It was interesting to see people’s reactions when restaurants asked “smoking or non-smoking”? I can tell you, as a non-smoker this (then) new regulation changed quality of living for the better. Even as a child, my eyes used to burn badly from consistent exposure to second hand smoke. Today, non-smokers can enjoy a meal in the restaurant without someone in the table next to you blowing cigarette smoke in your direction. Well, It boils down to, if you can’t stop people from smoking, you can try to create a situation to were it is better managed.

I am curious, what is your take on this? Send me your comments to: sugar@diabeticradio.com

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