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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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4 Android software to help with your diabetes.

One Response to Podcast Episode 22 – Android Software & Diabetes

  • R2D2R says:

    I really enjoyed this podcast. I’ll have to catchup on your others. I grew up watching the Six Million Dollar Man. Ever since I became insulin-dependent in 2006 I’ve been looking for technological solutions. It feels like we’re getting there, but slowly.

    I wanted to suggest a fantastic FREE Android app for your list: It’s called “Cardio Trainer” (in the Market or at http://www.worksmartlabs.com/). I have no affiliation with the company. I downloaded it while looking for more ways to use my Android to help manage my Diabetes. The application tracks a number of different kinds of exercises, including walking, running, and hiking, using the phone’s built-in GPS and accelerometer. Along with headphones, a voice reads out your speed, distance, time, and calories burned, while playing your favorite motivational track in the background.

    When you finish each workout, it allows you to upload your stats to the Cardio Trainer web site, GoogleHealth (useful for integrating with meter and test results), and/or Facebook to elicit encouragement from your friends. In addition to that, the site will display all the stats, including a copy of the route on GoogleMaps, and an elevation graph.

    I like to exercise, but I don’t want to be a slave to it. It want it to serve me, not the other way around. So, instead of standing on a treadmill, I like to walk and hike, and I prefer not to take the same walk or hike every day. Before I started using this program, I really had no idea when I was getting better or worse exercise than a prior day. Now, without committing to the same routine day after day, I can walk until I hear a specific caloric burn readout in my ear.

    But, that’s not all. The program also integrates with a program called Calorific, also free, that helps track food intake, and another program for losing weight. Then, it keeps your weekly “burn” number up in Android’s pull-down, so you can always be reminded of your progress.

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