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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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Another great event put together by the American Diabetes Association. I really feel sorry for anyone that didn’t go, cause I had a BLAST!!! It was one of the very few gatherings I’ve really enjoyed, and trust me I hate crowds of any kind. I am not sure what the actual attendance was, however, judging from one of the walker’s number pinned to her blouse, it was 2,450 something… Personally, I think there were way more than the 3 thousand that was expected to attended! All the volunteers were wonderful & extraordinarily patient. The volunteers had to have been veterans, because I would’ve pulled out my all my hairs at the sight of  2000+ people :-). However, they were extremely organized, and everything went smoothly.

Employees of Duane Reade, Rite Aide, Novolog, WBLS FM radio, young, old, grandmothers, grandfathers, friends, cousins, Spanish, Latino, Dominicans, Asians, African Americans, Americans, and all other cultures has come together for a common cause: helping to cure diabetes!!

It was held @ the South Street Seaport, in NYC; literally a few feet away from the “Bodies Exhibit”. The event consisted of music, nice performances, free T’s, breakfast, lunch, and plenty of water for all that walked.

I’ve taken lots of pics as usual. Hope you enjoy them….

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