Retired beauty queen and current health advocate Nicole Johnson can write about insulin and tiaras with equal authority. Her autobiographical audiobook requires a narrator who can accomplish the same task, and it finds one in Vanessa Johansson. Johansson’s feminine and knowledgeable voice can summon the gravitas needed to discuss life-or-death medical issues as well as the light and fun tones needed to talk about fashion and pageants.
Johnson has never rested on her laurels as a former Miss America (1999), choosing instead to work tirelessly for diabetes awareness. Remarkably, in little more than a decade, Johnson has raised over 26 million dollars for her cause célèbre.
Here is a moving story of personal triumph - and a prescription for how to tame a disease that afflicts millions of Americans and is doubling among children. The former Miss America, a diabetic herself, offers an inspirational guide to living with diabetes, discussing the need for early detection and treatment of the disease and explaining how, with proper diet, exercise, medication, and attitude, to cope with it.