November 20, 2011

The show must go on despite diabetes


Be it American Idol or the X-Factor – diabetes does not stop these performers from putting on the show!

Previous  American Idol stars Crystal Bowersox and Elliott Yamin and now X-Factor finalist Amelia Lily all possess talent and the dubious distinction of Type 1 diabetes.

Despite the looming threat of glucose peaks and valleys on stage – these performers put diabetes into perspective. For example – Crystal Bowersox explains that when she almost got kicked off American Idol she thought to herself she’d come too far to let her diabetes stop her. On the other hand, Elliott Yamin used his diabetes as a tool to emphasize appreciation for who he is and what he can do. Many of his songs come from thoughts and experiences inspired by his diabetes.

Take it or leave it – diabetes is freeloading on your journey through life. If the journey takes you to the winners circle on X-Factor, Amelia Lily, so be it! You’ve earned your stripes. Stand up there and sing your heart out!!