What about reactions to sun and other medications?

I am aware of the effects of the sun on me because I am a diabetic. Some of the medications you take as a diabetic react to the sun. Therefore I try to stay out of it as much as possible. Many people think black people don't tan, but we do. We get kind of dark in the summer time, you know. Especially your driving arm. You try to avoid the sun as much as possible. Put a hat on when you can. Use sunglasses when you can. I usually put sunblock on my face. I usually have sunblock under my makeup. I just try to stay out of the sun as much as possible. I love the sun. It feels so good. Especially when you have arthritis the sun feels great. I have to limit the amount of time I spend in the sun.


Do you worry about the dangers of the sun?

You know I didn't know much about the dangers of the sun. Most black people tend to avoid the sun. We're not in the sun a lot. We like the sun, but we'll go out and we're back in. It's not like we're going to stay out there to get brown or anything. We do keep our kids in more during the heat of the day instead of letting them be out playing. They go out later in the day or early in the morning and play. I didn't consciously watch them but I know they were not usually out in the heat of the day.