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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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Ginger root, is another amazing spice that is used for practically everything. There are many kinds of ginger such as, Black Ginger, Thai Ginger, & Wild Ginger are just a few. We use ginger for various candies, lozenges, sauces, curry, gravy, marinades, stir fry, jam, salads, and some meat dishes. Ginger is more popularly used amongst Eastern Asian cooking.

Ginger contains vital nutrients such as Potassium, which is very important for maintaining electrolytes and fluid in our bodies. Potassium is very important and should always be consumed especially after ketones are discovered to be present in your body.

Personally, the most important reason I love ginger, is because of it’s natural ability to neutralize gas in the body. Often times, when someone gets an upset or sour stomach, we head for the Alka-Seltzer. But did you know that ginger works just as good if not better? From personal experience, the minute you drink ginger, your stomach will feel better. Regular ginger bark found in your everyday supermarket is inexpensive, easy to use, and its healthy for you.

It has been my experience that, to remedy an upset stomach, prepackaged ginger tea’s is not enough, as it is often diluted with other ingredients, or just not as potent as it should be. It is best to chop up a couple of pieces from the actual ginger bark, and boil them until a dark color. Ginger has a natural strong taste, that may not be to Everybody’s liking, however it does the trick. I recommend also adding mint leaves to your homemade ginger tea, it may make the strong taste slightly better. Btw, mint is also good for soothing the stomach as well.

Once your ginger tea has been boiled ’till your desired color (the darker the water, the stronger it will be) use a strainer to extract the ginger juice. You will definitely need sugar, and or sugar substitute. I don’t think a lot of people can drink homemade ginger tea without any sugar :-).

Remember to consult your doctor, and or pharmacist to make sure there’s no interaction between your current medication and ginger. Only consume a small amount, if your not sure if your illergic to ginger. And as always check your blood sugar two hours after taking any new herb.

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