American Idol – Crystal Bowersox: Striving to Live Without Limitations

American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox first kept her diabetes a secret from the AI producers.

Find out why and what it is like to grow up with diabetes and now to be a mom and busy recording artist and live with the challenges of diabetes care.


Many of you out there are living with diabetes and growing through your teen years with uncertainty and frustration at the difficult regimen diabetes inflicts. Read Crystal’s story and be encouraged at what you can do and will do as you learn to live free through diabetes self care!

Article by: Nadia Al-Samarrie, posted Jul 14, 2011

Nobody thought for even a second that Crystal Bowersox’s second-place finish on “American Idol 2010” meant that the 26-year-old was headed back to her native Elliston, Ohio, to resume a quiet life.

Instead, she moved 2,000 miles west to a new home in Los Angeles and quickly began a hectic round of recording studio sessions and public appearances. Today, along with her always frantic schedule, Crystal has to manage motherhood and type 1 diabetes. The result is a life without many pauses.

Recently, Crystal was kind enough to slow down and answer some questions from Diabetes Health publisher and editor-in-chief Nadia Al-Samarrie. In her wide-ranging responses to Nadia, Crystal tells why she kept her diabetes a secret from “American Idol” producers, talks about what it was like growing up, and names her biggest… Read the rest at>>

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