Featured Interview


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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Diabetic PlayList

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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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Web Varification

I have wonderful news. I have joined forces with Bill Woods, who is the founder of 1happydiabetic.com, as well as 3 additional amazing people who’s names are Suzanne Watts, Mike Lawson, and Ryan Attar.  Bill has decided to totally revamp his website with new partners, and a brand new concept. We are 5 independent bloggers/vloggers, from 5 different walks of life, that has come together, to not only share our experiences, inform, and encourage, but to also show people who are struggling with the disease, that it gets better. It’s all about your attitude. We are 5 diabetics who all have the same focus and goals, which is to spread positive energy, and to show people that diabetes doesn’t have to be an obstacle (only if you let it). There is nothing you can’t do, with diabetes. We are not alone!!

I am extremely honored to be apart of this project. I always have been a big fan of Bill’s videos for a long time. Actually he is the person who actually inspired me to do my videos. So, I was a bit “star struck” when I finally spoke to him over the phone; because I guess I was doing so much work on my blog, that I didn’t realize how much I’ve accomplished. I didn’t realize how much of an impact I am making (both on the web & the diabetic community. Bill helped me to realize that very few people are doing what we are doing now.

I haven’t seen a website that has the same “format/model” quite like what Bill is doing. I am really excited. I think visitors will appreciate our hard work, and what we are trying to ultimately accomplish. Keep in mind, our personal websites and blogs content will not change. We will still continue to do what we always do best on our individual sites; we are just contributing more of ourselves in addition to our current blogging/vlogging.

Some of you may remember Bill’s old format. We have removed the message boards, and decided to use Facebook and Twitter as a way of communicating with our visitors/members. This was a technical decision that will allow us to maintain 1happydiabetic more efficiently.

Bill, along with the 4 of us, were invited to the DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy) internet radio show, to talk about our new project. If you’d like to hear the interview click here.

 

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