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Welcome to ask -- to Manning and doctors and our coomer.
-- allow celebrities to bring awareness to diseases and conditions that can be overlooked.
Through the years doctor Manny has interviewed many famous people about their health issues.
Including the gorgeous Grammy Award winning music star Leann -- she's been suffering from psoriasis from a very young -- You were diagnosed at the age of two with an 80% of -- body was covered with psoriasis.
How did that affect you growing up it was very tough to about the stress this -- think you know when my self esteem definitely was.
It was that hurt and dressed severely I think -- became kind of a recruits in a way and I think music was definitely -- outlet because I couldn't express my feelings you know because I always was covering myself and run.
You know never running the show that's in my -- and let them I don't music was kind of my outlook to -- my personality.
A win when you had you know because this is the -- -- -- so you know the -- -- you probably don't know what's going on right.
But when you got to be let's say a young teenager in between things like that it you know especially girls are.
How did you deal with that do get you know -- -- -- treat -- being treated and things -- It was really tough I mean I started singing in the spotlight -- major success -- I was thirteen so.
-- going up see you know just to be normal teenager in the half psoriasis -- covering my body at the time I would Wear it like to campaign does before you know put those on file went on stage.
I'd Wear jeans and a hot summer time you know it.
Is definitely Allah hi -- -- hide behind clothing I would always get asked you know but that being you know having to be on photo shoots and -- and round for people changing clothes nothing people would always point though we -- is that.
I think that's what's so interesting about psoriasis in general public there's not really much knowledge about what's practices.
And that teamed up this with the strides since national psoriasis foundation an -- that and then the American Academy of Dermatology.
But this campaign to raise awareness raise awareness -- that people understand it's not contagion that they're not gonna hurt accident touchpad and -- step over seven million people live in the did did it ever stop you from doing what you wanted to do in your career -- and never I mean it never really did there are times when.
I wouldn't participate in certain summer events that other slip parties were doing -- because that it wanna show too much -- that when it came to the farming.
It hurt some -- to perform I would you know where we just to Wear clothes sometimes -- hurt communicating agent here cadence and believe in.
So -- how I treated and how did you keep it -- the control you know I am I've only been -- for about the last forty years there's been so many medical advancements -- great things that I am I found a great -- apologists I found -- treatment that was right for me a lot of child an hour trying many different she meant and means different things he had called all sorts of treatment you can imagine top schools.
Oral medications and -- it takes is Paula.
-- night you know you you like that.
-- in the what are you -- -- -- big picture of health paying any natural stuff because everybody likes to always you know it goes you know I'm sure you meet Alan you take care of yourself me and well away I don't know that we'll secretly.
I grew up -- I grew up in south yes so I can't call -- -- I food and out love food you know I think I had a valuing it my overall health and not just.
Like not just concentrate on treating the problem that really focusing on eating right.
Doing you know that taking care of my stress stress is a huge cheer for strikes patients -- finding out -- years psoriasis is is very important.
And you know -- to -- achievement options out there I think during the campaign we really are encouraging people to go.
Find a dermatologist and get treated.
Still ahead she's cooking up -- -- to keep -- healthy.
Get ready for soul diva Patti LaBelle.
But first we are talking diabetes -- wait and wonder man and a legend that's next.
Have a hard time and the youngest member of one of the hottest boy bands around -- couldn't get any better for Nick Jonas.
But everything changed in 2005.
When he was diagnosed with type one diabetes.
Doctor Manning sat down -- -- in the summer of 2008.
To talk about his journey with the disease.
Pop sensation that's wonderful town -- and you would diagnose at the age of thirteen what was going on with your health.
-- I had great medical history report that notes.
We're on the middle school -- and super liberal schools about it morning.
And that kind of -- rock concert meant they were ready for and that it was as if on tour but that's hard to see some some weight loss.
This -- there's still time I had -- kind of bad attitude.
-- presenters came with diabetes but it really hasn't much to the way did you loosen Obama went on fifteen pounds in two weeks fifteen pounds and I was pretty pretty fast now what I read the report that you blood -- and when they took it was like 700 some 790 something.
In -- -- the hospital and a -- department effort to three days.
And basically give -- crash course on -- -- you know knowing that I wanna get to that question when they gave it crash course that you know.
That this is relatively new for you what were you thinking -- -- what will you we've scared -- -- -- did you understand the whole disease process of that time.
-- -- for me I think you know I didn't know anybody that had diabetes.
My major change that matters have.
You know us it's very overwhelming -- you know -- alone in the beginning.
And you know I really -- -- of what a lot of these kids you know come tell me first get diagnosed.
Mean great to compensate him I think Sharon source inspired me made me feel like you know I'm -- -- Being diagnosed with diabetes can be devastating but it can be especially hard for someone so yeah.
That's why nick has made it his mission to educate people even testifying on Capitol Hill last summer.
About government funding for diabetes -- inserts this disease can strike at any age just as legendary performer Ben Vereen.
He was diagnosed with type two diabetes in the winter of 2007.
He recently met with doctor Manny about a campaign near and dear to his heart.
I met up with one person who knows all too well about these statistics.
Legendary performer Ben Vereen.
Who was diagnosed with type two diabetes in the winter of 2007.
He's taking -- stand on this issue and it's no laughing matter.
OK we did have a few laps at first and he showed me how -- -- bag -- -- -- Let's get to you since -- you.
But after that it was down to business.
This is an epidemic so we need to talk about it and get educated because -- become aware.
When you become aware that they do something about it right now we select them and is that nobody wants to talk about the first -- said.
Everyone should know what to look out for.
I didn't notice signs I didn't know that dry mouth I didn't know about -- -- -- -- -- I didn't about the sugar cravings and nobody urinating all night and you know I just didn't and then doing I was drinking water.
I didn't know about these red flags to look -- so they came upon me it was a total surprise.
To raise awareness about this disease.
Then teamed up with Sanofi-Aventis.
To -- -- new campaign called start taking action now for diabetes or stand.
He's -- -- patients to Pakistan.
And take control of their blood sugar levels.
Go to stand for diabetes dot -- right become a member pledge.
I'll Google T adopted -- have the rest of the -- Two would if you -- they can't talk to your position work with the -- apartment that didn't tell you what to what you have to do what you do the exercise.
You nutritionist if you if he's needed.
Change your diet you need to get exercise program so now you learned about it you got the diagnosis you've.
Treating you -- magnificent -- -- -- look like yeah I don't I realize you look like when you don't have been almost that's like I'm living with diabetes you can.
There was an awful lot of dancing clapping going on between those two -- their message was clear raising awareness about diabetes is an absolute must.
And -- -- kind of legendary performers just yet pop diva Patti LaBelle shows us how to cook up some authentic soul food that's healthy and diabetes campaign.
There -- many famous cases of diabetes.
-- Grammy Award winning artist Patti LaBelle was diagnosed with the disease in 1995.
She knew it was time to make a change in her diet.
The pop legend set out to teach people how to take control of their condition declaring herself led -- the -- That's -- -- caught up with her for some tips on how to spice up your diabetes diet.
-- -- with the new letter I like that did.
I like -- I'm not gonna -- diabetes kidney and so I've been helping others by writing books like I did.
The first book I -- it wasn't for diabetics and -- what I did was for diabetics and people wanted to live healthier.
-- on this view that this is your third black haired -- this is just their belief that combination down to many of both books.
This has six sections in and it has a healthy section slapping a -- a rib section.
Spicy six she -- love got a lot of does that make I would gain you -- Little League and you know my friend you know my friends are you -- -- -- -- our grid connected and so this book can help anybody.
And then I have spices to go along with like the diabetic -- and and the vote for the healthier -- some timetable thinking of boring they're not born when -- must fight tonight.
Talk about Ed not only in this book which is a great book you talk about the good life this is a phrase they use all this time.
Let what is -- About the good life is.
You're like my life anybody who doesn't have very much money anybody can afford to live the good life the good life as.
A state of mind it's like not gonna break about the look like when you.
By my -- and I just -- dvd also and my spices they're not so.
Then anybody can afford.
The good life right and I.
Just not just of this stuff that connect pots and pans and a half linens and homeless -- in other words if you like -- for you right if you're diabetic.
Yeah like I said you know I know they sat out.
You won't be -- you have diabetes it doesn't have you dry you know and I take six insulin today.
And I've picked these -- all day at take medicine I think who -- I take everything but I am a diva Betty right.
Have a look at enjoyed me you -- right enjoy the right then you'd enjoy and rice seasoning and the right attitude that it might you know you're telling me early and like spicy.
With these diabetic recipes you put some -- by accident some fresh garlic -- to fresh garlic.
No salt no -- and -- your mouth is burning -- far -- that you just cheated now you get.
You get the whole family involved tried all yeah I mean.
Everybody can eat my diabetic -- when they eat them they say my god that was great as he -- had a diabetic.
No butter no oil.
No fat meal rice and gosh I love it you know with dessert you can do desserts that everybody can -- who's diabetic.
Or who just wants a healthier lifestyle now.
Now let's talk about some of -- products cause you know yeah I was looking at it before I wanna take him home we're gonna tell you that -- -- -- how amazing this is.
Hot -- I'm in -- -- to not just diabetic.
Not this hot -- -- hot black people hot gay -- -- number four hot flash it.
But oh my god this has happened -- peppers column -- -- pepper sauce.
At this is for seasoning -- for seasoning so when you're doing as you might call bland.
Diabetic food this -- popular up.
This look this is pretty nice it's -- mild business for -- this is like not hot at all.
But it has little pretty that would clear mile pepper -- very mild.
And then these spices you can put all of these things -- -- fish in your -- and -- -- salads.
I pop up in this relish is the best relish its -- relish but I can have -- but do you look at spices as a way to enhance the flavor that otherwise would be sort of bland and especially -- -- -- -- -- What heel -- light.
It's a good guy likes ice is ice -- a medicinal purpose period.
No I just I've always use spices when I was four.
I -- with my own hot -- so I've been -- like this all my life.
And on the planes now.
I take my three ounce little plastic bottle of my hot sauces and my spices on the plane kill that flavor of the plane -- airplane food in and sometimes hotel -- comes up a little bland and likely.
I'm just displace me -- -- Mahatma.
Every 21 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes and by the year 20/20 five an estimated fifty million Americans will be living with the disease.
As the numbers continue to grow its importance remember that in most cases type two diabetes can be prevented.
Coming up before he was charming the ladies on Sex and the City -- Evan handler was fighting a battle of a lifetime.
Is here to share his story don't want to miss.
When asked Evan Hansen was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 24 doctors told -- it was incurable.
Just five years later he defied all the odds when he beat the disease after a battle that would ultimately change his life for the better.
He chronicled his experiences in a memoir called it's only temporary the good news and the bad news of being alive and stopped by to share some wisdom with Dr.
-- Wendy made the diagnosis what kind of therapy did you get hum I have traditional chemotherapy this very harsh for leukemia that achieved a first remission.
Then had a recurrence and ultimately I have not told his bone marrow transplant.
Okay now in the midst of all this did you quit acting or did you hit acting head on.
I who worked in between acute bouts of the illness but largely wiped out you know four -- five years of my life.
And so this book was really written about the period from when I was has declared cured on.
Because I found that that was an even more interesting story then the surprising recovery.
You know here's somebody who emerged so angry over the loss of four -- five years of his life.
And how do you then immediately come to trust in an existence in a future that was imperiled for so long.
And so what you have is a story about a guy who moves from that kind of anger.
To a sense of gratitude and happiness more profound than he ever could've thought he could achieve for himself.
Now one of the tools you use because I -- you know you I love -- -- and you're a great actor.
But use this seems to have that faithfully used serious -- and use humor to deal with them -- So what else I don't know about about -- how you use humor in in in dealing with all these issues what I'm talking about her themes that everybody goes to everybody has trouble enjoying their life as much as they should sometimes.
Mine were more heightened but there's still recognizable themes so.
In coming out of the illness look I I talk in the book about my 27 break -- there were spread over only ten relationships.
Because I was back -- -- a guy I I averaged two point seven -- And I also tell the story of a relationship ahead of the woman who lived 121500.
Which if you're not up on your geography is as far away from a person -- you can get without leaving planet earth.
So you know these are symptoms of a guy who didn't know whether he needed to -- everything he could when he could or whether the future was safe enough to invest in.
And so I want to tell the story of of this kind of thing that I think has recognizable themes.
Using subjects that people can recognize from their own lives there's a lot of people who and relationships.
Don't know whether they should stay or go and what's the best thing in.
-- NN and whether to live that way there's things most people deal -- may be at a younger age -- I did because I have my twenties wiped out I -- -- -- my twenties in my thirties I kind of live life backwards slightly -- and interestingly for people to compare their own journey to.
-- more heightened or not you look at health -- today are you more proactive like you you know you more involved he does a lot of folks really never get involved until something happens to them via our swung like a pendulum you know I came out of that experience being extremely cautious.
And then there's times and I was very reckless and you get those stories as well book come over indulgences of every kind.
And and now hopefully I'm somewhere in the middle I'm you know I don't run from a smoky room.
So you're doing your normal life I live my normal life you know -- -- the good eating the whole nine yards are really absolutely yeah yeah all right.
You know if we were.
It twelve to let's say there's a lot of people out there that are cancer survivors like yourself what convalescence.
You know -- is something that they can take home from from your experience and of course from this wonderful book yeah.
The book deal -- was perspective you know because perspective is something that requires time and time is a privilege.
Be you know patients was a key for me I met the woman who really restored my life and the woman who became my wife at 42.
And and if I had.
Follow the pressures that I felt to get married earlier I would have found her.
So I was willing to live through some of the humiliation of being a -- bachelor and it paid off.
One of the points -- make in the book is that in retrospect all the great regrets of my life.
Instantly were turned into very savvy choices right so.
I would say you know be easy with yourself and and then take the time.
To get to a place where you'll be able to look back and -- be distance.
There's no doubt about it many celebrities with a charmed life but when it comes to our house no one is immune from the devastation the disease.
Their efforts to bring awareness to the mainstream are admirable and we thank them off -- sharing their inspirational stories.
Remember to check out Fox News health dot com to see the interviews in their entirety.
Thanks for joining us I'm doctors and our coomer.
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