Uploaded on Jul 24, 2011
Professional burlesque dancer, Amanda Lynne, dedicates her career to Diabetes.
Amanda is a Type 1 Juvenile Diabetic and is a spokesperson for the Landon Pediatric Foundation for Juvenile Diabetes.
In this "Our Ventura" interview with Frank James Malle, Amanda discusses how dance, as well as exercise in general, helps to eliminate blood sugar and balance out carbohydrates.
Amanda discusses the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes:
* Type 1, born with it and is not curable and requires insulin injection for life.
* Type 2, is brought on by poor diet and lack of exercise, and it's curable.
She also talks about how diabetes can lead to heart disease and kidney failure and even loss of limbs.
Amanda discusses Mary Tyler Moore and her position as the International Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and calls attention to August as "National Diabetes Month."
She is also a costumer designer and discusses how she was inspired by Lady Gaga, who makes all her own costumes as well. Amanda presents one of her dance costumes as part of this interview.