The eldest son of Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Forster has type 1 diabetes. This is how the singer’s family deals with the disease.
Usher (45) and his ex-wife Tameka Foster (52) stick together as a team when it comes to raising their child, who has diabetes. openly about everyday family life and how they deal with the terminal illness of their eldest son Usher “Cinco” Raymond V (15).
“From the moment Type 1 diabetes became an issue for us, it was an adjustment. The life we knew changed,” says the Grammy Award winner. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin that the body needs. That’s why those affected have to help themselves with an insulin injection in order to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Usher and the mother of his two sons Usher Raymon V and Naviyd Ely (14) are primarily trying to understand the situation and be considerate of each other as a family. According to the “Yeah!” singer, it’s important to find the middle ground when it comes to parenting issues and decisions. “It takes a lot of thought and commitment because we all make sure my child makes the right decisions to lead a happy and healthy life,” he says. The couple divorced in 2009. As parents, they have to stick together and communicate a lot with each other in order to keep their son’s illness under control.
Usher also openly admits in the interview: “It’s very complicated because children always find a way to play one against another. You have to be careful what you say and that they always listen and even more. They are always watching.” Nevertheless, the illness shouldn’t limit your life permanently: “It doesn’t have to be a life without fun, without experiences and without the excitement of simply being a carefree young person,” says the 45-year-old.
He provides public information about type 1 diabetes
Life as a father is “everything” to Usher. He lives for his children and wants to take intensive care of his family. He encourages other families to get tested for diabetes. Usher cooperates with the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and uses its reach to inform about the disease. “Talk to your doctor,” the singer wrote in the post. He refers to further information to draw attention to the blood test that can be used to detect type 1 diabetes early – before the first symptoms appear and insulin has to be injected.
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