Archives for January, 2016

Rising star shows the world how to live well with diabetes

I love telling people’s stories, especially when they’re as positive as the story of Alexander Star, a young recording artist/songwriter who is going places fast — and he’s showing the world that type 1 diabetes isn’t going to slow him down.

View More: story spoke to me for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that I also live with type 1 diabetes. The condition can be challenging to manage, and hearing from others who are doing so successfully is always inspiring.

Star is also a prime example of how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, helps people with chronic conditions like diabetes. Not only does it make insurance more affordable, the ACA’s provisions can help people with chronic condition receive better treatment.

Plus, Star is simply bursting with positive energy — living a life full of enthusiasm for his career, his music and raising his young son.

Star’s experience with the ACA and improved care is shared by millions of Americans. Learn more at my post at