Brec Bassinger Opens Up About How She Found Out She Had Type 1 Diabetes

Brec Bassinger Opens Up About How She Found Out She Had Type 1 Diabetes

Brec Bassinger has been an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes since we can remember and the story of how she was diagnosed is touching and inspiring all at once.

The Status Update actress found out she had the condition at just eight-years-old, during a weekend girls’ getaway with her mom and grandmother in Texas.

“I was very moody, very thirsty, and I’d lost a lot of weight very fast,” Brec shared with YSBNow.

Once her parents realized that her symptoms could be diabetes, they headed to the doctors.

“I didn’t really understand what was going on, but I could tell my parents were worried,” she adds. “I was old enough to realize it was a big deal and something was changing.”

Brec‘s life changed in an instant after her diagnosis and it wasn’t until she found out that Nick Jonas also had diabetes that she decided to be open about it all.

“My mom brought this article about Nick Jonas having Type 1 Diabetes into my hospital room and said, ‘If he can do it, you can do it,’” she shares. “It really inspired me. And at that moment, I wanted to be someone’s Nick Jonas. I wanted to be someone’s inspiration, whether it be a diabetic or another person with a disease.”

If you missed it, Brec actually designed a pair of shoes that gives back to diabetes research.

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  • Frankie

    Good story. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” HOW EVER I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70′s and the 80′s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods