Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Elliott Yamin Talks Diabetes

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – American Idol alum Elliott Yamin is speaking out about life with diabetes and hoping his fellow diabetics do the same.

Yamin – known for his hit song “Wait For You” – has type 1 diabetes and is currently a Global Ambassador for the Inspired by Diabetes (IbD) program and its Creative Expression Competition.

The competition, being held now through January 31, 2008, is asking people with diabetes to express how the disease has impacted their lives through art, essay, poetry, photography, and music entries.

Yamin is excited to hear and connect to the creative stories of his “fellow pumpers.”

Yamin says, “It’ll be really cool to see a painting or hear a poem based on someone’s battle with diabetes. If I entered the contest I would definitely chose to write a song because art isn’t really my thing. But I can draw some pretty good stick figures!”

And the contest has another sweet side to it.

For every entry submitted, money will be donated by the competition sponsor to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child Program, which provides diabetes care for children in developing nations.

For more info on the contest visit

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