Michaels discussed a number of things from his experience with diabetes and other health related problems. Many of his stories happened while he was on the road touring. For example, one night he performed and was feeling great. About one hour after the show, Michaels said, "it was like I was stuck with a hot butter knife, not that I know what that feels like!" He discussed many of his health problems with a sense of humor and an open mind so that viewers could be more aware of potential problems with diabetics.
The doctors also discussed Michaels recent subarachnoid brain hemorrhage. This is when a blood vessel bursts in the brain and it causes your whole body to feel like its shutting down. Michaels described it like a "thunder clap" went off in his head. The doctors agreed saying that it was very much instant and like a large thundering noise in your ear.
As for Brett Michaels's struggle with diabetes, he has shown himself to be a role model for dealing with this harrowing disease. Michaels says, “I try to control the disease as much as I can, instead of the disease controlling me.” He has a crazy on the road schedule as a rock star, but he is able to look on the bright side. Considering he has had this disease almost his entire life, Michaels has figured out how to balance everything while living a full life.
Michaels has even crossed over into the design industry- health design to be exact. He has created a super cool and rocking kit to hold a diabetic's supplies. It is possible to find one at your local pharmacy. He is an avid supporter and often donates time and money to the likes of diabetic research, especially for kids. He knows what it feels like to grow up with this disease. However, Brett Michaels has not let that stop him from living out his dreams.