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Saturday 26 April 2014

B. B. King - The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)

Saturday night is music night again. I have been lucky enough to see BB King twice. BB is one of the world best guitarists and blues singers, a true legend and a diabetic for many years. Still working hard at over 80 years of age. Eddie

"When BB King was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in his 60’s he decided to take action. Since he had already had the disease he was beyond pre diabetes symptoms. But as soon as he was diagnosed he did not waste any time and began doing what was necessary to prevent his diabetic condition to worsen.

He began to read about diabetes and learn as much as he could about the disease. He learned that he could test himself for blood sugar and then take his oral medication he and by doing so take control of it. He is now eighty-six years old and still going strong. He is still “King of the Blues” and possibly the most successful blues guitarist of all times.

But you must not cheat and eat foods that are on the no recommend list. He does keep his diabetes monitored. With his rigorous travel schedule it does make it difficult for him to maintain a good well balanced diet. Breakfast might be at noon and then dinner late in the day. He in general avoids carbohydrates and refined sugar. Now he never drinks processed fruit drinks and sodas. He prefers to make his own from fresh fruits.

Even being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and in his 80’s he is still going strong and supporting the diabetes cause." Full article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've long been a B.B.King fan - he is the MAN.