Qiana Drew


Qiana Drew spent her youth listening to R&B and Pop music and decided early on that she wanted to be a recording artist. She became a singer/ actress who has worked with the likes of Missy Elliot, L.A. Reid, and has even made it on to the American Idol Hollywood stage.

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the beginning of her entertainment career, there was no way anything would get in the way of her success until the secret she held on to for 10 years started to wreak havoc on her body. It was an eating disorder that made it impossible to put the importance of diabetes management above all else. Upon Qiana’s recovery from Diabulimia, she was inspired to go back to college to pursue a degree in Nutrition for Wellness and founded the Diabetes support non-profit organization “The Anchor Holds.”

Today, Qiana is dedicated to bringing about change within the healthcare system as a DSME Peer Support Specialist.