November 19, 2010 14:00 ET

Bret Michaels: Eat Like a Rock Star

Bret Michaels Opens Up to eDiets About Music, Food, Living With Diabetes and His Guilty Pleasures

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - November 19, 2010) - Rock icon and reality TV star Bret Michaels has a unique perspective on diabetes, having lived with it since the age of six. He shares how he balances healthy living with a rock-and-roll lifestyle in this exclusive interview with eDiets Director of Nutrition Services Pamela Ofstein.

As the face of the American Diabetes Association's National Diabetes Month, Bret Michaels is raising awareness for a disease he has battled for decades. Bret offers insights into growing up with type-1 diabetes, managing it on the road, and his indulgences.

Michaels on growing up diabetic: "As a kid, I felt isolated. There were no other kids in my school who were diabetic. My mom formed the Harrisburg Diabetic Youth Camp, which saved my life. Being around others like you is empowering."

On the road: "I have seen more truck stops and truck-stop food than anyone can handle. I have to make adjustments wherever I go."

On diet: "Diabetic or not, one of the most important things when it comes down to living healthy is eating the right foods in the right balance. ... Whether it is weight loss or weight gain, I am just talking about your body feeling good and that mind over matter makes a difference."

On indulging: "Football Sunday is the day... I indulge. Looking at a pizza, my hand finds its way to a slice. I am not perfect."

In this rare interview Michaels discusses his health struggles and the everyday challenges of living with diabetes and explains how he has taken control of his health after years of a rock-and-roll lifestyle.

"Life is not perfect, but it's how you roll with it," says Michaels. "I have been knocked down professionally and even worse medically, but I am a kicker and a fighter -- mental attitude is what it's all about."

Interview highlights are available here or contact Pamela Ofstein for more information at

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