Diabetes Idol

Very often we talk about famous people who share with us the experience of life with Type 1 Diabetes. This time I found that one of the competitors in the latest edition of American Idol has lived with the condition since she was 6.

When Crystal Bowersox is on stage, she seems like nothing can touch her. But the American Idol contestant, just like everyone, is far from invincible.

Dealing with juvenile diabetes is nothing new for Bowersox. However, a recent hospitalization almost forced her out of the competition.

“The mystery illness is juvenile diabetes, I’ve had it since I was six.” said Bowersox, candidly talking about her condition.

In early March, show producers had to switch performance dates around when the contestant went to the hospital suddenly because of a complication.

“Things happen, things go wrong, stress affects your blood sugar,” she said. “There’s just so many factors.”



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