Ask a diabetic rock star!

By | 24 February, 2011
Shoot Up develops sideburn envy

Shoot Up develops sideburn envy

Brett Ryan Stewart is a gifted young, up and coming American musician who writes and plays some good music described as “indie/pop peppered with a southern influence”. You can listen to his stuff over on his MySpace page here.

As well as being irritatingly talented, Brett is also lucky enough to have Type One diabetes and, for some bizarre reason, took the time to be asked questions about being a diabetic rock star by the soaraway Shoot Up mob.

Geek us out ā€“ tell us about your preferred basal / bolus, pump / MDI insulin regime and how you manage your diabetes

I just switched from MiniMed to OmniPod. I have only great things to say about MiniMed, but I have got to say, the tubeless OmniPod system is unbeatable. ESPECIALLY on stage. There’s enough wires on stage already. Was nice to get rid of one of ’em!

Usual basal rate is 1.20/hr.Ā  I have a few settings for different infusion sites. For instance, my legs and arm don’t absorb as well, so I’ll crank ‘er up to 1.40/hr when I use those spots. At the gym, I’ve got a temp basal saved for -50% for 1.5 hours.

I eat whatever I want, and ;

12 thoughts on “Ask a diabetic rock star!

  1. Bennet Dunlap

    @Tim Thanks for this bit. I just abused you on YDMV and helped talk this guy up – what are friends for, right?

  2. Stephen

    … and even my question got sneaked in there šŸ˜€ Great interview @tim, and thanks to Brett aka “Not Justin Bieber” for doing it šŸ™‚

    PS – Does he think all UK diabetics are raving lunatics now?

  3. Tim Post author

    @bennet – Indeed! Just left a comment on your blog which should hopefully confuse your readers! šŸ™‚

  4. Tim Post author

    @stephen – I think he might think we’re all nuts; but it didn’t seem to be much of an issue; which leads me suspect the stability of Brett’s sanity šŸ˜‰

  5. Rohan

    I have to say that I am certainly a fan of Brett now, if only cause of that interview! šŸ™‚

    *goes off to his myspace*

    My personal favourite line is: “Iā€™m afraid of being pigeonholed in the Diabetes-Pop genre”
    Should totally be used in his advertising from now on šŸ˜‰

    Hmmm, I wonder if any of my favourite artists are diabetic? Would be a great way to sneak an interview šŸ˜›

  6. Hairy Gnome

    I have to agree with @Alison, much to my surprise I found the interview very interesting. I’ve not managed to listen to his music yet, but I promise I will. šŸ˜›


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