6 Lessons on Healthy Living From Damon Dash, a Hip-Hop Mogul With Diabetes
Fashion and music tycoon Damon Dash has a did that list. Items include mastering the music world (he co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z) and conquering the film, art, and fashion industries. Check, check, and check. But perhaps the most unexpected addition to this Herculean list of accomplishments? This past month, the hip-hop mogul launched Dash Diabetes Network to spread awareness and slash misconceptions of diabetesand to convince all of us to live as well as he does.
Dash, whos had Type 1 diabetes since he was 15, wanted to create a supportive and educational network for people with diabetes. But he also wanted to fill a prominent gap. The disease, one that inflicts 30.3 million Americans , hasnt had a celebrity spokesperson who can speak to millennials. So Dash decided to become that person. I think the biggest misconception about diabetes is that it doesnt happen to cool people, he half-jokes (but is serious).
Dash Diabetes Network showcases musicians, artists, filmmakers, holistic doctors, and everyday people to enlighten people on medical innovations, culinary recipes, and wellness tips. Episodes are available on Dashs streaming service ( www.damedashstudios.com ), the Dash Diabetes App, as well as the networks social media accounts.
We spoke to Dash and his partner Raquel Horn about living with diabetes and the lessonsthey say are most important to consider.
1. Be conscious of how much sugar goes into your body
People with diabetes oftentimes end up eating more sugar than everyone elseand they dont feel guilty about it since they say theymust, says Da Continue reading