Country Star Ben Rue Raises T1D Awareness with the #Buck Off Diabetes Campaign

Ben Rue is a country singer/songwriter who grew up in a rural town outside of Portland. His life took a dramatic turn when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 14. He admits that he struggled to feel normal and fit in. It wasn’t until he went to a diabetes camp and met other young people like himself, that he realized he was not alone with this.
Click here to read my exclusive interview with this down-to-earth, funny and passionate diabetes advocate about what he’s doing to raise awareness about life with type 1 diabetes, and if there’s a possible future pop-rock-country collaboration with him, Nick Jonas, Bret Michaels and Eric Paslay (all T1D).


Country Music Star Ben Rue Takes Diabetes by the Horns

I got the chance to interview country music star and fellow type 1, Ben Rue last week for OnTrack Diabetes. Listen here to the podcast about how a busy musician manages his blood sugar, saves money on supplies and what he’s doing to raise awareness about diabetes.