Bret Michaels Opens America's Eyes to Living With Diabetes
During the Celebrity Apprentice, Michaels won his task as project manager to donate a nice sum of money to the charity he is playing for, appropriately the Juvenile Diabetes Association. He demonstrated how someone living with diabetes can live an exceptional life with the proper control. We also through him the lows when diabetes is put on the back burner and his sugars levels dropped too low.
The most heart-wrenching moment of the season was when he learned that his daughter might be diabetic. Type-1 diabetes can be passed to children. Every parent wants their children to be safe and healthy and the agony that Bret was in, blaming himself for his daughter's potential illness, was palpable.
As a parent, a fan, and a podiatrist in Houston, TX, I wish a full and speedy recovery to Bret Michaels. I hope he continues to share his experiences to raise awareness of those living with diabetes.