Elliott Yamin Speaks to Parade Magazine
On Being Diagnosed with Diabetes:
âI was diagnosed at a very young age. I was 15 going on 16. It was hard for me to adjust to treating my diabetes, but it was also hard to admit that I had it. I was in denial. That was a big hump for me to get over.
I didnât understand how I could just go from being a normal kid to having this incurable lifelong disease in a matter of a dayâs time. I was very angry. I was very upset. I didnât know how to deal with it and I didnât want to tell people, I was embarrassed by it. And I certainly didnât want to seem like some charity case.â
On the Love of His Life:
âI have a beautiful girlfriend at home. Her name is Jamie Paetz. Sheâs a model, sheâs 27, and sheâs very beautiful. Sheâs the love of my life.â
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