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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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As always, I have fun @ every function thrown by the American Diabetes association! All the staff members and volunteers are all amazing! Everything was so well organized and ran smoothly. Hey Betsy, you were Awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to check up on me to see how I was doing during the event. I’d also like to thank you for giving me the honor of taking photos & footage, of the Tour de Cure 2012 for the American Diabetes Association. I really enjoyed doing that, and I look forward to doing it again in the future. The Dj was awesome too. He played a lot of hot new music, & some great oldies I did not expect like, Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man”? Woooaahh :-) .   He also allowed me to take photos of his equipment, which not too many Dj(s) would allow. This was my first time @ Tour de Cure, and at first, it appeared to me that very little people were coming, however, Betsy explained that the tour was broken up in to about four bike rides, in specific time slots according to the amount of miles your riding. So people were actually coming in on a schedule.Food was great, especially the sandwiches. Everything is always so fresh @ every function. We really do appreciate all the effort that both the American Diabetes Association, and its staff puts in to diabetes research and public awareness. Without caring organizations like yours, the diabetes epidemic would have been so much worse! Yet, there is so much more work to be done. Keep up the good work, you guys are all doing a fine job.. Hope you enjoy the photos.  Thank you Mike Woods, of Channel 5 for coming out to support us. I hope your leg injury has a speedy recovery. Please note: I discovered afterwords that I need to make minor cosmetic corrections to the photos. I will correct them when I get time.

 

The above is spelled correctly: "Swedish Institute Sports Team and Event Massage"

 

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