A Hip-Hop Pioneer Opens Up About Living with Diabetes | Where Are They Now | Oprah Winfrey Network

A Hip-Hop Pioneer Opens Up About Living with Diabetes | Where Are They Now | Oprah Winfrey Network


I was diagnosed with type 2
diabetes about nine years ago. I went to a doctor
and a doctor told me, you’re on the borderline
of being diabetic. He said we need to
put you on medication. You need to treat this before
it becomes a more extreme case. It did become more extreme. My sight started fading. Being blind has
not really affected my life for simple tasks. And I started doing
things to be self-reliant. But I have such a great
family, friends, and people around me who help me. And I’ve talked to other
doctors that said, after I have this bariatric surgery done
and the diabetes is dissipated, there’s a very good chance
that my sight may come back. [MUSIC PLAYING] Fight back, that’s
a program that we’re creating to show everybody
what we’re doing to fight back, besides the changing
of the nutrition, besides the exercise, besides
the spirituality of it. I created the Dr. Dre
Foundation for the Cure, because I don’t
believe in treatment. I believe in the cure. So I want to go out on the road
and show people, teach people, learn from people, to bring
all those kind of people together with the
Dr. Dre Fight Back. And that’s what
this is all about. Some people may look
at me and say, oh, man, look at what you’re
going through. Oh, this is so bad. And I go, no, God said this
is what he wanted me to do. And he said, I
wanted to show you, and I wanted you to understand,
you’re a great messenger. I mean, I’ve got nothing
but love for so many people, and I’m very, very blessed.

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