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.
dLifeTV Web Extras:
- Learn more about the Joslin Medalist Program.
- See special "behind the scenes" photos from this show.
- See our list of famous people who live with diabetes.
- Watch video clips from this show.
- Read the transcript from this show. (PDF)
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