Beyond living with the impact diabetes had on his immediate family, St. John also watched his friend, actor Dorian Gregory (former cohost of The Other Half), spend years living with the disease.
Gregory was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 9. He later met St. John on the audition circuit, and the two became fast friends. Once St. John learned of his friend’s condition, the two discussed Allana’s diabetes. “When I had my first real conversation with him, I found out his wife had diabetes and that was a ‘wow’ moment,” Gregory says. “I saw how supportive and how a part of it he was. He cared so much, so of course, I wanted to know him.”
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