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HAIM star Este struggles with diabetes on tour

Rocker Este Haim has revealed that living with diabetes is hard because her band's schedule often prevents her from eating right and getting the exercise she needs to stay healthy.

Speaking to BBC's Newsbeat recently, the HAIM bassist explained that being on tour and not having a real routine means that it's difficult for her to make sure she's getting enough insulin, eating the right things for her condition and finding free time to work out:

"It's due to the fact that your hours are always so different and food is never really constant. When you are trying to figure out, 'Ok, if I am eating this food, how much insulin do I have to take?' There is a lot of different factors that go along to treating diabetes, it's exercise, it's diet and insulin."

"Sometimes I can't exercise because I've spent the last 12 hours on flights or I'm exhausted or I don't want to exercise... I think it's something that I have and I have to be responsible for it and own up to it and talk about it."

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