Damon Dash

Date of birth:
May 3, 1971

Harlem, New York

Diabetes Type:
Type 1

Damon Dash is a well known and hugely successful American entrepreneur. He is probably best known for his role in the birth of record label Roc-A-Fella Records with co-founder and artist Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter (aka Jay-Z).

Since then he has successfully branched out to developing and running his own film label Roc-A-Fella Films and several clothing and shoe lines specialising in hip-hop clothing.

Type 1 diabetes

Damon Dash has Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, he is a committed supporter for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Additionally he has conducted a number of interviews discussing the condition and its impact on his life most notably Dash made an appearance on the American CNBC show dLife expressing his views of controlling the increasing number of people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

He is an inspiration to many diabetics, particularly with his get up and go attitude, though from reading his biography it would seem this entrepreneur has had several lucky breaks along the way.

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