Celebrity

Show 103 - Celebrity

Highlights: Celebrity guests talk about the unique challenges diabetes brings to their high-profile lives, and Joslin Diabetes Center medalists talk about living 50 years with type 1 diabetes.

Special Guests: Rapper and co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg; boxing legend Joe Frazier; bluesman B.B. King; Olympic gold medalist and dLife correspondent Gary Hall, Jr.; and Joslin medalists Sandy Asherman and Lynn Wickwire.

Quotable: "The first word you have to learn with diabetes is acceptance. I didn't accept it." - Phife on why he let his diabetes spin out of control for so long.

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Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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by Brenda Bell
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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