10.21.14

Tuesday Topic: Bret Michaels on Having the Strength to Battle a Lifelong Disease

Bret Michaels

I’m not going to lie, I was never really a Poison fan when all of my friends were plastering their bedroom walls with posters of Bret Michaels and fellow bandmates.  I may not understand his style of music, but I can relate to his positive attitude about living with Type 1 diabetes.  In this Oprah LifeClass clip, he hits the nail on the head with choosing to get busy living or get busy dying.  Attitude is everything and some days are better than others.

In a previous post, Backlash of a Constant Adrenaline Low Blood Sugar, I share my recent discovery of how adrenaline and cortisol can make your blood sugar your worst enemy.  I can’t imagine what Bret has gone through as a Rock Star – world tours, on the road lifestyle, being in the public eye 24/7, etc.  No matter what the situation, in this episode he mentions my life philosophy –  “NO shoulda, coulda, woulda!” It’s nice to hear a fellow T1D share the same mindset and be able to reach such a large audience via his successful life as a musician.

Every diabetic (hopefully) experiences that moment of clarity when you decide to focus on the positive and not dwell on the fact that your life might be a bit challenging at times.  Each story can inspire someone who might be struggling SO… I would love for you to share your story in the comment box below.  Honesty and the ability to share can help heal the soul while inspiring others to think on the bright side.   Good Vibes.

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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