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Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage) Speaks On Living With Type 1 Diabetes


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Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage drummer Brad Wilk recently took to his social media to discuss living with Type 1 Diabetes for roughly the past twenty years. He had the following to say of that:

“I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic for almost 20 years now. Not gonna lie it’s a real shitty but manageable disease. It’s very different than Type 2 diabetes in that it has more to do with genetics and or environment.

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But fact is if you want good control (or to cure your type 2!), it all starts with Diet and exercise. Anyone living with this disease, know that you don’t have to let it control your life. You need to control the disease. I’ve been living my life and traveling around the world for 20 years with it.

Don’t let this disease stop you from doing the things you wanna do. Unless you want to enter a pie eating contest. I’d say skip that 💩!!! 🤪✌️ Shout out to @jordanfperform for keepin me in line! #fuckyoutodiabetes #fucksugar”

Wilk was first diagnosed with the disease back in 1997 while on tour with Rage Against The Machine. In an interview with diabetesforecast.com conducted back in 2000, he said of that diagnosis:

“I was first diagnosed with type 1 in 1997. One night on tour I went to bed and had to get up to urinate four or five times during the night—and I didn’t drink anything before I went to sleep. When I woke up the next morning, my eyesight had diminished by about 40 percent. I could barely see 10 feet in front of me. Everything was a blur. I also felt seriously weighed down and sluggish.”

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I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic for almost 20 years now. Not gonna lie it’s a real shitty but manageable disease. It’s very different than Type 2 diabetes in that it has more to do with genetics and or environment. But fact is if you want good control (or to cure your type 2!), it all starts with Diet and exercise. Anyone living with this disease, know that you don’t have to let it control your life. You need to control the disease. I’ve been living my life and traveling around the world for 20 years with it. Don’t let this disease stop you from doing the things you wanna do. Unless you want to enter a pie eating contest. I’d say skip that 💩!!! 🤪✌️ Shout out to @jordanfperform for keepin me in line! #fuckyoutodiabetes #fucksugar

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