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Published on Apr 3, 2014
Growing up with type 1 diabetes can be tough, especially when your father owns a candy store, says "Beauty and the Beast" star Austin Basis in this exclusive interview. But dealing with the disease helped motivate him to become a unique person, the Brooklyn-born actor tells Lifescript.com Entertainment Editor Mari Cartel. In this exclusive interview, Basis details the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, explains how he monitors his blood sugar and uses an insulin pump, and describes how he deals with his condition during the long hours of TV production.