Diagnosed at age 6, Richard Vaughn has lived with it for over 75 years now. Richard joined us on the podcast to talk about his experience with so many years of T1D.The most surprising thing I learned? Richard did not know his blood sugar for 40 years.

Now, age 81, he has very few complications or health problems related to T1D. Richard is a wealth of information for any T1D and their families.

He’s one of the most positive voices I see in the diabetes Facebook groups. He regularly posts long-form posts about his life with type 1, the lessons he’s learned, with pictures to go along with it!

This episode was originally aired on August 31st, 2021.

Meet Richard Vaughn

Hear from Richard Vaughn, who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for over 77 years now.
Hear from Richard Vaughn, who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for over 77 years now.

Richard Vaughn, born in 1939, diagnosed with T1D at age 6… just 24 years after Banting & Best discovered insulin.

Now he is super involved in the diabetes Facebook groups, regularly sharing his experience and advice.

Click here to connect with Richard on Facebook.

Also! Richard wrote a book in 2010 covering his first 64 years with Type 1 Diabetes, called Beating The Odds: 64 Years of Diabetes Health.

Now It's Your Turn...

What part of Richard’s story did you enjoy the most? After 75 years with T1D, he’s collected plenty of stories!

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