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Continuing the conversation with Kyrra Richards (guest), Scott K. Johnson, George Simmons and Cherise Shockley, Founder Diabetes Social Media Advocacy 
Myabetic was founded by Kyrra Richards, a professional dancer and teacher.  In 2007, Kyrra traveled to Afghanistan and Qatar to perform at American military bases.  While there, her diet was very restricted.
 
Kyrra returned to the United States with an insatiable thirst and a voracious appetite. Yet, inexplicably, she was losing weight. Her doctor ordered a blood test and discovered that Kyrra’s glucose level had reached 485. The military’s high-carbohydrate meals (meant to nourish troops serving in the desert) had pushed her pancreas to its limit. She was rushed to the hospital where an endocrinologist diagnosed her with type 1 diabetes. 

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