Tough Year: Usher Grandmother Passes Away & Son Diagnosed With Diabetes

Published On April 25, 2014 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

While The Voice fans can see Usher all smiles and upbeat on the show each week, the singer says that he’s been having a tough time recently, and a big reason for that is because one of his sons was diagnosed with diabetes. When speaking with NBC’s Today, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, Usher briefly spoke about his personal struggles. He didn’t specify which son has the disease between Usher Raymond V, 6, and Naviyd, 5, but he did say that his son has type I.

“This year has been really one of my hardest years – I lost my grandmother, my son was diagnosed as being a type one diabetic. It has definitely been a difficult one for me, man.”

To be clear, type I diabetes is when your body’s immune system attacks your insulin-producing cells. It’s considered “uncommon.” This is far different from type 2, a very common form of diabetes, where insulin in your body isn’t being used properly, or there isn’t enough insulin, therefore allowing glucose to build up in the blood and affect the body’s cells

Those diagnosed with type I can still live healthy, and many do so daily with the help of insulin injections, meal planning, insulin therapy and more.

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