I honestly can’t say enough good things about what a pleasure it was to have the chance to sit down and chat with Richard Vaughn. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 6, in 1945. After almost 70 years living with type 1, he has no diabetes related complications except for some mild nerve damage. Richard has become a staple patriarch of our incredible DOC, and for good reason. He is always quick to share his knowledge and wisdom, and to offer kind words of encouragement to anyone who might need them.
In this interview, Richard shares some amazing stories about growing up with diabetes in a time where there was no way to know exactly what his blood sugars were, how diabetes affected his decisions about furthering his education and becoming a college professor, and the story about how he met his lovely wife that shouldn’t be missed. We shared lots of laughs and great stories, and I look forward to meeting Richard in person next year at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference 🙂
Richard wrote a book called “Beating the Odds: 64 Years of Diabetes Health.” Grab your copy today here:
Follow Richard on Twitter: @Richardvau157