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Bret Michaels Calls for Diabetic Kit On-Air

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by C6H12O6, May 3, 2014.

  1. C6H12O6

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    He's a bit of a wild man, but his heart's in the right place..
     
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    That video is from two years ago. I guess he is trying to do the right thing these days but, for me personally, I cannot forget that he misbehaved very badly for a decade or two. Not the best role model, in my personal opinion.
     
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    Thank you! I have been saying this for a few years now....
     
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    Yeah, shocking that a Rock Star would misbehave.....:wink:
     
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    huh.... I must suck at being a roll model now, I so misbehaved a few decades ago myself...
     
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    I'm sure all of us have done things in our past that we're not proud of, but Brett Michaels was pretty much a train wreck for a good part of the 80's and 90's and his antics were televised for all the world to see - "the more sex and excess, the better" seemed to be his mantra. Very easy for someone to Google. As a parent, it's not really something I'd want my teenage son to see as being a good role model.
     
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    I hardly know who he is. I know that he's famous and he has type 1, but it seems like we are the ones who decide if he's a "role model" or not. Personally, he seems inarticulate and not so bright so I would be disinclined to prop him up as a "role model" for much of anything.
     
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    Thanks for sharing - it gives us a glimpse of Type 1 affecting people in all walks of life -- rock & roll star, Olympic athlete, etc.
     
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    Well I'm thinking if he can survive Poison I can have hope that my son can survive college. I wouldn't call him a role model but I applaud his championing the cause. I bought one of his bandanas.
     
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    I now have a new "feeling" for him.

    When he came out with his dd becoming 'pre-diabetes" and his emotional outpouring, I wondered about it. But it is all semantics, he is calling it pre-diabetes and I am calling it early onset or catching it early.But I can not imagine the emotions involved when you have Type 1 and then your child develops it.

    I wish him the best and hope that this was all just a scare for his family and that he has come into the knowledge of current T1D treatment options.
     
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    lol. I feel the same way.
    I guess maybe its because my kids are young, but I don't really get the concept of using famous people for role models anyway.
     
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    he also has a cool line of pet products at petsmart.... and his Snapple drink was really cool.
     
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    I was lucky enough to see him speak at our JDRF gala last night. He raised an enormous amount of money for diabetes research. And he posed for pictures with my daughter and asked her about her dexcom and pump. He was warm and kind so I think I won't hold his past against him. My kid was over the moon that she met the guy with diabetes from celebrity apprentice.
     
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    I am interested in what he actually said?

    It must have been a great experience for the both of you for different reasons. I am having a love/hate relationship with our JDRF Gala's, ours was last week, but I power thru the experiences becaue my dd is too young to understand the emotional/political parts of it all that mom and dad have to consider.
     
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    Honestly was too overwhelmed to even remember. It was the first time we ever went. My husband and daughter got into the meet and greet because someone was kind enough to give her their ticket. Apparently the women a couple people ahead of them wouldn't stop talking and the "handlers" kept trying to interrupt her and Bret shooed them away until she was done. My daughter couldn't get over how nice he was. No personal pics so I'm eagerly awaiting the official ones going up on te website.
     
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    This is what I never understand, our kiddos in the community in which the event is held SHOULD be able to meet the prominent T1D host if there is one!

    I was so mad this year because they wanted to make my hubby pay the $350 a seat to attend the Gala to be able to carb count for my dd and figure out her insulin needs while she was a "JDRF Ambassador", really this should nbe the one time that families should get a free ride if the are willing to let there kids "represent" JDRF.

    We made it thru the event, not due to JDRF planning but because mommy found other ways to make sure her dd was cared for in a meaningful way.
     
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    what's the status of his DD's glucose levels ?
     
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    Hoping Bret is feeling better today. Looks like he had very bad low at his concert yesterday.
     
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    As of the 6pm newscast, he was still at CMC. I think the bigger problem is that he has Norovirus. We all know add d into the mix and stomach bugs are a nightmare to manage.
     

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