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.

Get a Free Diabetes Meal Plan

Get a free 7-Day Diabetes Meal Plan from Constance Brown-Riggs who is a Registered Dietitian-Certified Diabetes Educator and who is also a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Just enter in your email below to download your free Diabetes Meal Plan.

By clicking Submit, you agree to send your info to BattleDiabetes.com who, in addition to 3rd party partners, may contact you with updates, products and information and we agree to use it according to our privacy policy and terms and conditions.

More Articles

More Articles

The Mayo Clinic Diabetic Diet consists of ...

Diabetics should avoid white bread and anything else made with white flour because it can raise their...

Eating a balanced diet can have a significant impact on individuals who have type 2 diabetes. In fact,...

According to the Mayo Clinic, excessive alcohol consumption can increase a person's risk of developing type 2...

With diabetes, your blood sugar levels...

It is common knowledge that people with (or without) diabetes should exercise regularly. But why is exercise so important if diet appears to be...

Once widely known by the name "juvenile diabetes," type 1 diabetes is becoming more common. The disease occurs when the body starts attacking...

Diabetics are inundated with advice about the right foods to eat and which ones to avoid. Since particular foods can have more of an impact on...

Taking blood samples for glucose readings is one of the unfortunate side effects of diabetes. But what if you...

During a time when sugary treats are found at every turn, steering clear of carbohydrate-rich cocktails becomes even more important for people...

Poor sleep can worsen diabetes symptoms, but burning enough calories may not be the only factor to consider when it comes to how exercise...

Eating a plant-based diet could help to relieve diabetic nerve pain, according to a new study.

Researchers from the...

This article was written exclusively for BattleDiabetes.com by Gershelda Harman. She discusses her shocking diabetes diagnosis as a teenager,...

Hypoglycemia is a common condition for diabetics which typically involves feeling...

People with diabetes generally have problems with their extremities such as their hands,...