Diabetes is a condition which is today spreading really fast all across the world. The condition which comes with a lot of complications can be managed and controlled by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a well-controlled diet, and a dedicated regime of physical exercise.
In this article, we discuss the 10 Hollywood celebrities who are suffering from diabetes and are a role model of how a normal life can be led even while dealing with the condition:
Celebrities and Diabetes
1. Halle Berry
Suffering from type 2 diabetes since 1988, this Cat woman actress has started a program to promote awareness of the disease and also runs a campaign for the same under the name “Diabetes Aware.” The 50-year old actress has already made a mark in Hollywood through her roles in films like Living Dolls,Catwoman, amongst others.
2. Mary Tyler Moore
The famous Hollywood star was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 33 years of age. Since then, this popular celebrity has time and again raised awareness about diabetes. She even has a book published under the title “Growing Up Again” where she discusses as to how she has grown up with the disease.
3. Randy Jackson
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003, the American Idol judge had to go through several changes in his daily lifestyle. He had to lose all that extra weight and had also undergone a lot of changes in his diet regime. He also made exercise a part of his daily routine. In order to raise awareness about the disease, he joined Taking Diabetes to Heart Awareness Campaign which talked about the other complications which come along with diabetes.
4. Damon Dash
The star seems to be suffering from type 1 diabetes. The actor and the entrepreneur want to raise awareness about diabetes and its related complications while at the same time letting people know that it is ok to suffer from the disease. In order to deal with the problem, this American star has adopted and since then resorted to a very healthy lifestyle so that it is possible for him to lead a life as normal as possible in spite of the chronic condition.
5. Tom Hanks
This popular Hollywood star is the perfect example of how can obesity contribute to type 2 diabetes. The Oscar-winning actress himself agrees that if he loses some weight and gets back in proper shape, he will be rid of the disease.One of the reasons for the actor to have contracted diabetes remain the fact that when he had to put on a lot of weight for various roles in his films, he relied heavily on junk food and no physical exercise at all. The talented actor is said to be living with the disease since 2013.
6. Dorian Gregory
This talented Hollywood star was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes since he was a mere 9- year-old kid. Diabetes seems to be running in his family. Since he became a celebrity, he has devoted his life to spreading awareness about the disease and letting people know how it is possible to lead a normal life even when you suffer from the condition. What you only need to do is adopt a few simple measures and a healthy way of living.
7. Victor Garber
The 68-year old actor is known to be suffering from type 1 diabetes. Since then, like all the other celebrities, Victor Garber has also been trying to raise awareness about diabetes and how to lead a healthy life while suffering from the same. He has become an active member of the group “Beyond type 1”, which helps in educating people about the disease and also spreading awareness as to how the same should be tackled with an appropriate and a healthy lifestyle.
8. Bret Michaels
The “Rock of Love” star is suffering from diabetes since he was six years old.The star is trying to lead as normal a life as possible and has to always carry juice with him and as part of his medications, he has to intake insulin thrice a day.
9. Christopher Biggins
The actor was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2010. In order to survive and lead a normal life, the actor has taken to medication and physical exercise. He has also brought in changes in his regular lifestyle and food habits in order to lead a normal life and continue acting.
10. Angie Stone
The Hollywood celebrity suffers from type 2 diabetes since 1999. The actress works with an organization named Lilly Diabetes in order to raise awareness about the disease. She strongly believes that since the disease hardly has any symptoms, it is always preferable to go for regular blood check- ups and testings.
So, if you are someone who suffers from the disease, take a little inspiration from these Hollywood stars and lead a healthy and normal life!