Stars with Diabetes

Halle Berry

This beautiful Oscar-winner has type 2 diabetes. Never mind the gossip about how Berry had "weaned" herself from insulin and switched from type 1 to type 2 diabetes (not possible). First diagnosed at age 19, Halle Berry has helped raise awareness of diabetes and continues to show that diet and exercise can be powerful tools for maintaining optimal health. Halle Berry has type 2 diabetes, which is characterized by the body’s inability to produce sufficient insulin, or when cells do not react to insulin properly. Insulin—an essential hormone produced by the pancreas—helps the body control glucose in the blood. Blood sugar levels can become dangerously high if type 2 diabetes isn't treated.

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