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The Richmond, Va, local was diagnosed with diabetes at 16 – just two years after his parents divorced.“I just knew I wasn’t feeling right,” Yamin says.“It was about a two-and-a-half week period leading up to my diagnosis that I was just feeling totally run down and lethargic.He did not want to take multiple insulin injections and finger sticks daily for blood glucose readings.“I was very angry,” he says of the time following his diagnosis. '”The reaction to his diagnosis, along with normal teenage defiance, spelled out disaster for his diabetes control.“I got really rebellious.I didn’t want to take my insulin and I didn’t want to believe I actually had diabetes,” he says. I thought the future was grim and I wouldn’t be able to do the things I always wanted to do.”It wasn’t long before he realized he needed to take control of his condition in order to feel good and have energy.“I learned very abruptly when I was diagnosed that I had to get a grip on my diabetes or I wouldn’t live very long,” says Yamin, who made several trips to the emergency room before taking better control of his diabetes.While working as a pharmacy clerk, he left his job to audition for American Idol on the advice of his friends, but he had little idea of where he was really heading.Diagnosed With Diabetes Yamin was not a stranger to facing great challenges.
The untrained youth began singing in local bands and in amateur venues, and his influences came to include the likes of Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett and Ray Charles.
The only thing that kind of sucks is that I can’t really sit in the hot tub too long because the adhesive around my pump site gets really soggy. If there is a hot tub backstage after a show I can’t partake, or, at least not for very long.”Regimen on the Road The ideal daily regimen for optimal control is not easy on the road, says Yamin, who has been traveling at least seven months out of the past year.“No matter how busy my schedule gets, I still test around three or four times a day,” he says.
“Beyond that, I just test as much as possible and adjust my pump according to what I’m eating.
“I try eating a lot of salads and stay away from fried stuff ,” he says. I certainly have more access to better foods when I’m at home. I want to try to put on some muscle.”Romance When it comes to muscle and his physical appearance, Yamin says he is pretty secure now – but it wasn’t always that way.
He says that having an insulin pump hasn’t harmed his love life.“Diabetes doesn’t affect my relationships with women at all.