David Mann: Manning Up Against Diabetes

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One of the funniest couples on television can undoubtedly be found on Tyler Perry’s hit television series, Meet the Browns. The antics of “Leroy Brown” and “Cora Simmons” hits home for a lot of us in many ways.

GRAMMY®-Award Nominated, NAACP Image Award-Winning Vocalist TAMELA MANN and NAACP Image Award-Winning Actor DAVID MANN partner with BET Networks on their new show, “It’s A Mann’s World.”  The show follows the lives of the Texas-based power couple and their family as they juggle their successful entertainment careers, marriage and adventures with the family including their journey to a healthy lifestyle.

David was born in Forth Worth, Texas and has been married for 29 years. Both David and Tamela were members of Kirk Franklin’s vocal ensemble “The Family” before working with Tyler Perry.

Just like any of the rest of us would have to, the loving couple had to readjust their lives in order to deal with the news of David being diagnosed with diabetes.

When David found out he had diabetes, it was obviously a shock to the couple. Like so many with diabetes, the challenges of making lifestyle changes can be difficult. But David and Tamela, who’ve been married for 22 years, have managed to find the right balance, make the necessary changes, juggle busy acting schedules, and find the support and strength they need by relying on each other.

“We both lean on each other a lot,” David says. “When I am weak, Tamela is strong, and when she is weak, I am strong.”

Like many successful couples, Tamela has been actively making necessary changes to support not only her husband’s health, but her own. Not that it’s been easy. In addition to her already busy schedule, the powerhouse vocalist has…