Which Celebrity Claims to Have Cured Type 1 Diabetes?

Since November is American Diabetes Month, the media is spotlighting celebrities with Diabetes in an attempt to show that people, no matter the color, shape or economical status are being affected by diabetes.

ABC News: Stars Battling Diabetes is piece on the ABC News site which spotlights 14 celebrities throughout history which have battled diabetes. The site gives a picture of the celebrity along with a brief history of when they were diagnosed with diabetes.

One celebrity’s story really popped out from the rest… this celebrity claims to have cured type 1 diabetes.

Halle Berry has made claims that she was able to cure herself of type 1 diabetes. How did she do this? By weening herself off of insulin. Gosh, it’s so easy. How did all of those doctors miss the cure? Just ween the patient off of insulin. It makes sense.

Except that type 1 diabetics do not produce insulin and so once you slowly weened down their insulin dose to zero…they would die. Except for that little detail I would say that Halle Berry is onto something here.

So what was the response to Halle Berry’s statement from doctors in this country? Impossible, type 1 diabetes has no cure. It is possible, the doctors say, that Halle Berry actually had type 2 diabetes which a person can overcome. If she was smart enough to figure out how to cure diabetes, wouldn’t she be smart enough to know which type she had? You would think.

Other than the claims of curing type 1 diabetes, the ABC piece was great. It is pretty interesting to find out some of the celebrities which live with diabetes and some of the things that they have done to support awareness of this disease. Some of the celebrities on the list include:

  • Halle Berry – Self proclaimed diabetes curer
  • Delta Burke – Leader of the Let’s Talk Campaign
  • Dick Clark – Strives to raise awareness of the link between diabetes and heart disease
  • Mary Tyler Moore – Chairperson of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Della Reese – Spokesperson for Glaxo Smith Kline’s Stronger Than Diabetes

Diabetes has been around for a long time but since the year 2000, it has caught the attention of everyone in this country as becoming an epidemic. The purpose of American Diabetes Month is to raise awareness not only about the epidemic we are dealing with but also to show that with education diabetes can be avoided.

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