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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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Join us in NYC for “The Tour de Cure” event on June 3, 2012.  Thousands of bicyclists are expected to participate. Help the ADA raise money for diabetes while there is still time. If you would like to put together a team, join and existing team, or register as an individual, please click here and complete the required forms. Or if you’d like to search and find out an upcoming Tour De Cure in YOUR city Please click here. Don’t have a bike? The ADA has set up a way for you to rent a bike on the day of the tour. Please note, for safety reasons, iPods, or headphones will NOT be allowed. Helmets are MANDATORY. No helmet, no ride. And of course, remember to always have water, glucometer, and extra glucose tabs if your on insulin. Doesn’t matter what type of diabetes you have, all are welcomed to help raise money.  The minimum required donation for each team or individual is $200. If you don’t know how to ride a bike, but would like to participate, help volunteer with us by call the American Diabetes Association and ask for Betsy Stoller 212 725 4925 ext 315. It would be nice to see some of my blog members there.



Date: Sunday June 3, 2012

Location: Pier 94 (W54th Street and 12th Avenue)

Time: 6 a.m.- 3p.m.


“Today, you may ride your bike for fun, for work, or for a work out. But have you considered riding your bike for good? You and your bike can help change the future of diabetes. Your fundraising efforts help support the American Diabetes Association fund critical and community-based outreach”.

“Ride a few miles, or a hundred. Come solo or be a part of a team. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a recreational rider, Tour de Cure offers a route for you. Come for the ride and stay for the celebration At tour de Cure you’ll make friends. You’ll make memories. And most importantly, you’ll make a difference”.



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