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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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Each Year I go to an ADA event, it appears to get better and better. However, it appears that there were not as many people out this year, in comparison to the last couple i’ve gone to. We also did not walk to Brooklyn Bridge this time (weeehooo, that was a faaaaaaar walk). The format was very different this year. I did not see Charlie Kimball this year (at least I haven’t noticed him, I kinda got there late). However, I was very shocked to see a VERY old school hip hop rapper called “Roxanne Shante”, or AKA back in the day, the “Real Roxanne“. As soon as I get a chance to make sense of all the video footage I’ve taken, you shall see how she looks now on my podcast. The day was absolutely beautiful today; it wasn’t too cold, nor too hot. A great day indeed to be amongst other diabetics sharing our stories. The performances were great! especially the late Big Pun’s brother came to perform and support diabetes. Also there was a guy that performed with him, but unfortunately, I am to tired to think of his name right now.. LOL. You’ll see it in the podcast/youtube video when I get a chance. And as always, people of many cultures have come to support this very important cause. The whole atmosphere was filled with positive energy everywhere! This isn’t something you just want to read about, you’ll just have to find a way to get your butts out here to see it next year! You can’t talk about that which you have not experienced for yourself! So many things were going on. I was juggling cameras like a mad man.. LOL. To see a photo in larger view, simply click on it. Enjoy. P.S. I should have the videos ready by this weekend.

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I just wanted to take a moment to show you the power of walking. This is what a beautiful hot sunny day, plus walking can do for your blood sugars! I don’t consider myself a role model, however, I would like to illustrate what happens when we consume in moderation, love ourselves, and a positive atmosphere can do for us.  If I, that came from being one step away from legally blind, survive surgeries on both eyes with flying colors, suffer incredible harassment over stupidity, found confidence within myself despite the open & public embarrassments I’ve faced, when it appeared that not a sole (thank God for my family) believed in me, became active in the diabetic community, built two websites on my own, diabetic interviews, helping to increase the quality of diabetic lives, help fundraise; if I myself can do all of this, YOU can do it, and if YOU can do it, then we ALL can do it!

Saving the best for last.. LOL. I just happen to walk by just when he picked her up. I immediately thought this would make an awesome photo. Both were so gracious to allow me to take their picture. This is my most favorite picture of this year so far. Because not only does this picture depict how much fun they were having today, but it also shows a true friendship and unbreakable bond; this love clearly shows though this picture without a doubt. God bless you guys.

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