give me medication based on a single finger prick. Now, if you really test diabetes, you’re supposed to do a workup of the blood to see your A1C, not based on a finger prick.
You can definitely judge some things based on that but I didn’t know how high it was, it could’ve been 190 but I had just eaten a bunch of food, drank sugary things, carbs and starch. So, you know you’re really supposed to do a full workup of blood before you just try and prescribe someone with medication that’s not even your patient.
It was definitely a wake-up call and it was something that gave me purpose and vision. Because you know being the nephew of Bob Marley, coming from that lineage, I knew I wanted to do something special out here even though I didn’t know exactly what it was. But it wasn’t until I was diagnosed where I kind of said, “Wow this should be how I help and give back and change lives.”
Not only my life but others lives. So, stepping into diabetes and seeing the landscape, seeing what was going on and seeing medical companies, drug companies, fast food companies and a full circle of things made me say, “You know what, I need to be a voice. I need to step up to leave my legacy in this space.” So, realizing that, I thought that I could transfer over and do a lot of what I was doing before and really push diabetes and make a good run of it.
BDO: Congratulations on your second season of Reversed! The show is centered around living with and managing diabetes but why the name “Reversed” as the title of the show?
CM: Well, number one, the key is not “reversing” your diabetes. It’s about reversing the person. We can’t reverse diabetes, you can reverse a negative outcome of diabetes. So, when we say reversed it’s about changing the fuel and progression that could be a negative progression. That doesn’t mean you’re going to totally get rid of diabetes, but what someone can do is