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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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Here are several pictures I’ve taken during the Diabetes Expo in NYC, located at the Javits Center early this year. The event is put together by the American Diabetes Association. It is usually a huge event that happens once a year. Lots of speakers; free screenings such as eye exams and foot; vendors; organizations; food demos; freebies; net working; you name it.. I usually have a lot of fun when I go.

This year however, I was kinda disappointed because it seemed as though more people were interested in grabbing the freebies, rather than taking valuable knowledge home and sharing. If you ever here about one of these expo’s, please go, they are always informative; and DO take home as many pamphlets as you can to share with our community.

Sorry for the poor picture quality, I was forced to use a disposable camera at the time. There are the best pics out of the bunch. I will have more photos of up coming events soon..

The ceiling is breathtaking there. You just have to see it for yourself. I have the tendency to take a lot of pictures of their sky line..

Lots of vendors..

The One Touch company makes a lot of meters and insulin pumps.

Another Breathtaking skyline….

I had a chance to meet Charlie Kimball, a famous NASCAR celebrity, who happens to have type 1 diabetes.. He is sponsored by Novo Nordisk, who makes insulin and a few other products..

The actual race car he uses for his competitions….