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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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Vitamin A is great for healthy skin; vitamin E is good for healthy eyes; Co q10 is good to promote healthy heart; and Chromium Picolinate is wonderful in helping your cells to become more insulin sensitive. However, have you ever purchased a particular product (herbal or mineral/vitamin based) to help with a specific condition? Have you also noticed that a lot of those products don’t seem to work well, or not at all? There are three main reasons for this.

Unfortunately vitamins, herbs, mineral, and homeopathic based products are not being regulated by the FDA, or any other governing body (at least that I’m aware of). What does this mean? There are no clear set of standards or quality controls forced upon any company or manufacture who produces “healthy supplements”. In other words, you can purchase a bottle of vitamin C, and not know whether or not it truly came from natural sources, or created in a laboratory; neither will you know how potent your new bottle of vitamin C is. There is also the issue of whether or not the particular product has been diluted with extraneous ingredients, or even ingredients that could actually further inhibit the said vitamin’s effectiveness.

As far as I can see, knowing which supplement brands to buy can be nerve racking; you’ll need a college degree just to figure it out!! Some companies I’ve personally used are Solar, and Nature’s Way. These two companies products seem to give me good results when I’ve use them. Sadly, the only real way of knowing a good vitamin product appears to be through word of mouth. This may be due to the fact that they are not regulated.

The Second main reason that should be considered is that, your body knows what it needs better than you do. What do I mean by that??  Remember when I said in the beginning that Vitamin A is good for healthy skin? Well, the same vitamin is also good for several other things, including helping to strengthen skeletal bones. In other words, what I’m trying to say is your body will never use a particular vitamin solely for one thing! If your body is aware of the fact that your bones are brittle, it will use what ever resource at it’s disposal to help repair your brittle bones. Get it??  So in essence, its not that the vitamin is not working, it’s just that the vitamin maybe being used for something more urgent in the body.

Third and last main reasons are vitamins/herbs that are contained in skin cremes. It is my opinion that if you by a skin product to help with “dry skin” for instance, your better off saving your money and just eat more fruits and vegetables. The process for creating such a product is kinda like when you boil raw vegetables (most of the nutrients a boiled away), now your left with putting 80% of perfume on your body, instead of vitamins that are said to help with XY&Z.

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