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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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ACT1’s fundraiser was also a celebration; as of November 2010, becoming an official non-profit agency, dedicated to supporting people with type1 diabetes. The event was wonderful. ACT1’s hard work really paid off. There were lots of fun, great talented entertainers, and impressive items that were donated for the auction; some of those included mini ipod touches, goody baskets, sports tickets, 2 & 3 months gym memberships, handbags, expensive skin creams, Macy’s gift cards and more. It was awesome!! ACT1 has raised more than $1500 just on the auction items alone. I am extremely proud of them.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay there long, yet I some how managed to get more pics than I realized. The comedy club had low lighting in many areas, so a number of photos came out dark, yet you can still enjoy them just as much. The performers where exceptional; especially Soara-Joyce Ross, she sang her own rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from the play “Les Miserables”; & Dominique Devereau, who sang her rendition of “Open Arms” from the band “Journey”. The pianist also did a wonderful job accompanying all the vocalist. I will always remember this event. I am honored that I was able to attend Katie, and Corel’s first fundraiser for ACT1. Congradulations guys! Keep up the good work.. I will have clips up by the weekend..


Coral, Kiran, Katie (co-founder of ACT1)

Audiance just before the show starts

Two comedians who help host the auction

Guests relaxing and enjoying the evening.

Me and Katie

Members of ACT1

Guests getting situated

Soara-Joyce Ross in the red dress.

Admiring the World Diabetes Day symbol (Big Blue Circle)

The Pianist

Aaron Schroeder performing


The Pianist.

Katie @ the door.

Neil Stratma, one of the performers


 Food was also served

Christina Mcdonald who sang 3 of her original songs.

Auction begins

Christina Mcdonald


Soara-Joyce & Veronica