Did you know Dame Dash has diabetes? No? I guess most's health history is under wraps unless you’re Usher.
But diabetes is a serious condition especially for people of color. You have to change your lifestyle, which is why rappers like Bossie BadAzzz always promotes diabetes awareness. The disease claimed, “the funky diabetic” Phife Dawg of The Tribe Called Quest just last year.
But Dame Dash wants people to know that the incurable illness shouldn’t stop anyone from living their best life as it didn’t for him.
Dash was diagnosed with diabetes at the young age of 15. Over the years, the Type 1 diabetic has spoken out about the struggles it can cause and what you can do to overcome them, and just last week, he officially launched the Dash Diabetes Network so others like him can share their stories.
“Allll you have to do is live a real healthy lifestyle, and you can win,” he says while recounting his history with the illness. The Dash Diabetes Network already has a few blog posts where “diabadasses” can read about different ways to control it. With the help of Dame’s “Wifey for Lifey” Raquel Horn, the Afrezza-sponsored site will be “a place to showcase your strength.” It will also keep readers informed on the latest updates and innovations to find a cure, while he and Horn provide ways to eat healthier and combat diabetes to a level where it doesn’t affect one’s life in such a great capacity.
Dash is letting others know that that you can have diabetes and live a full thriving life.