Gary V's battle with diabetes on 'I Survived'


Posted at Oct 01 2009 03:39 PM | Updated as of Oct 01 2009 11:39 PM

“I’m living a life with diabetes, but I’m not letting it stop me.” – Gary Valenciano
One famous Filipino who is inflicted with diabetes is Gary Valenciano. The country’s “Mr. Pure Energy” shares how he almost lost his life due to diabetes on “I Survived” this Thursday (Oct 1) on ABS-CBN.
Gary has been battling Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes since he was 14 years old. His wife, Angeli, and kids have been witnesses to many of his attacks, and to almost 90,000 insulin injections in his lifetime.  But in 2005, no one was prepared for his worst hypoglycemic attack.
It happened in Pasadeña, California during the “ASAP Kapamilya Caravan Tour,” where Gary lay unconscious and almost went into a comatose.
How did the people around him work together to help revive him? And how is Gary surviving his disease? Here is an inspiring story for millions of diabetic Filipinos as told to Ces Oreña Drilon this Thursday (Oct 1) on “I Survived,” right after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.