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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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I am really starting to like Dr. Edelman. He is right-on on so many issues. He addresses some of the many things I’ve discussed on my blog about vitamins. Why are we spending so much money for vitamins? He also pointed out what I’ve been saying for years; that is, vitamins and minerals are not regulated by the FDA or any other governing body, so you never know what your really getting. I’d do like to comment on what he said about vitamins flushing out through our urine right away. This depends on whether or not the vitamin is water soluble or not. If the vitamin is FAT soluble, such as vitamin A, E, and K goes in to our fat cells before it hits our blood stream. Also fat soluble vitamins gets stored in the liver for emergencies. We don’t need a whole lot of fat soluble vitamins, they can become toxic if you take too much. Another point is, as much as many “RAW” food eater’s like to argue that “if you cook your vegetables you’ll loose all your vitamins”; this is 99% not the case, if the vitamins in it are fat soluble, the are retained in the vegetable. However, WATER soluble vitamins such as C, and B complexes flows right out of our urine quickly.

I have a friend right now that spends half his income on these vitamins and minerals, with the “belief” he’ll some day get rid of his diabetes and a few other ailments (at the cost of financial hardship to himself). Not to mention that my friend is putting himself at greater risk of herb to herb, and herb to drug interactions everyday. As I’ve said, we seriously need to re-evaluate what “natural” means. Don’t get me wrong, I am not in any way anti-vitamin, I just want people to open their eyes and not grab the first bottle they see because someone says get it, or because of the products “claims”, or key words that probably made you want to buy it in the first place. There is no magic potion, cures, or easy fixes for diabetes.


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