Rocker Bret Michaels Lives with Type 1 Diabetes

Bret Michaels is a singer and musician, best known for being the front man for the rock band Poison. Michaels has recently gone solo with his album, “Custom Built.” Michaels was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 6 years old. He has lived a very busy and full life despite the diabetes, but has recently battled some additional health issues -  emergency appendectomy, a brain hemmorrhage in April 2010, hole in his heart and TIA. Michaels recently won the NBC reality show, Celebrity Apprentice and raised $390,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

“There is no doubt that a huge part of who and what I am is that I’m a diabetic. i have great days and I have bad days. I want to say, look, there are complications and it is a tough disease to manage, but I’ve done it, and I live a ridiculously outrageous, crazy life” Bret Michaels told the American Diabetes Association.


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  1. I saw Bret Michaels on Celebrity Apprentice. His passion for people living with diabetes was awesome.

  2. There is something in our food chain that is the main cause of all sorts of health issues
    Check that Canola oil that you use and the Rapeseed Oil in the peanut butter you use.
    What is a Canola anyway and why do they not tell us what it is and how dangerous it is?
    Some one wants to make money off of it and off or the heath problems it causes.
    Check what Erucic acid is that is in that stuff!

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