Lady Celebs & Diabetes

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The only two female celebs that I know with type I are Halle Berry and the actress off Weeds, Elizabeth Perkins.



I'm pretty disappoointed in Halle Berry. I have only once read an interview with her where she mentions her disease. She could be an awesome role model and spokesperson for type I, but she doesn't do it! :( I'm not sure why.



Perkins was recently diagnosed, and she is currently on the cover of the ADA's mag Diabetes Forecast.



I'm sure there are more celebs with type I, and I wish they'd speak out!



(I heard one of the boys in the band The Jonas Brothers has type I? Can anyone confirm that?)
Posted about 12 years ago
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I saw an interview in one of the diabetes magazines that discussed one of the Jonas' brothers having diabetes. Delta Burke (Designing Women) and the blonde woman from Designing Women (Jean...)have diabetes. I wish we had a really positive, strong woman with diabetes as a role model in Hollywood...I guess Hollywood is waiting on one of us powerful ladies to "make it big!!!":P
Posted about 12 years ago
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Hi there,
Nick Jonas from the Jonas brothers has type 1 and wears an Omnipod. On youtube he has a video describing his diagnosis and his decision to wear an Omnipod.
Halle Berry was on Inside the Actors Studio recently and when she was asked about her diabetes she said that she was once insulin dependent and now she has overcome it through diet and exercise and no longer has to take insulin. Wouldn't all type 1's like to know how she was able to achieve this great feat. Unless she is really a type 2. I was very disapointed in Halle Berry for not using the forum to at least take the time to be more of a role model. I understand her wanting her privacy though I just belive by her saying she was able to get over having to take medication that she is further misinforming people who do need medication.:huh:
Posted about 12 years ago
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Wouldnt we just, never heard that one before, think she must be a type2. Think these celebs live on another planet.
Posted about 12 years ago
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Amen. If more celebrities were open about having diabetes and their struggles and triumphs in overcoming it, people wouldn't always classify us as losers who can't take care of our bodies.
Posted about 12 years ago
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Mary Tyler Moore has diabetes, as well...she is a huge spokesperson for JDRF and openly discusses her diabetes.
Posted about 12 years ago
Unfortunately, although it hasn't been talked about much, the recently deceased Brittany Murphy had been diagnosed with Type 2. :(

Until the details about her prescriptions and OTC's interacting came out in the tabloid press, I wondered if perhaps she had a sudden sugar crash in the shower--got up that morning, decided to get her shower before her morning test, yada yada yada--and was gone before she could be helped.

It's a shame. I loved her performance in "8 Mile", and will always wonder (like I do with many celebrities that die too young) what she could've done if she lived longer.

Regardless of what caused her death, I hope she can rest in peace.
Posted about 12 years ago
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Crystal Bowersox of American Idol fame is 26 and has Type 1. She is a spokesperson for the One Touch meter and does charity work with the Joplin Center.
Posted about 12 years ago
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:) Here's a great site with many famous people living with diabetes:
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http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2008/12/17/5681/famous-people-with-diabetes/ a
Posted about 12 years ago
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I've seen him in concert many times and I have always wondered about those solo spots as these guys are great for writing sexy pop songs but otherwise are NOT great instrumentalists...he finally puts it all into perspective. The whole concert is basically set up for him to be able to do his thing/show and maintain great D control.


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Posted about 12 years ago
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I have had the great privilege of meeting Crystal Bowersoxs and having some fun memories with her at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Confrence.  Once you go there, you really do become a friend for life.  

Anyway, I also heard that Della Resse from Touch By an Angel had Diabetes (she has long since passed) along with the great Elizabeth Taylor.  However,when I saw Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999 get crowned (even though I was only 10 at the time, and wasn't living with diabetes until the age of 12 on) it still made me cry- because I knew of the struggles.  My mom was type 2--- so it meant a lot. 
Posted about 12 years ago