22 Famous People with Type 2 Diabetes

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Unlike folks with Type 1 Diabetes, people with Type 2 Diabetes can still produce insulin. However, their bodies are resistant to the insulin produced by their pancreases. Several famous actors, musicians and athletes have Type II Diabetes. Some of these celebrities were diagnosed with diabetes when they were children, while others were diagnosed as adults. An extremely successful sci-fi director even has Type II Diabetes.

Who is the most famous person who has Type II diabetes? Halle Berry tops our list. Halle Berry was diagnosed with Type II diabetes as a young woman. Berry said she changed her diet drastically after the diagnosis. She states, "I started to eat loads of wonderful fresh vegetables, chicken, fresh fish, and pasta. I cut out red meat and cut back on fruit because it can contain quite a lot of sugar." "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd dropped 40 pounds after being diagnosed as Type II diabetic

Several famous men also have Type II diabetes. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has a mild case of Type II diabetes. Tom Hanks revealed that he was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in a candid interview with David Letterman. Drew Carey reversed the effects of Type II diabetes by drastically changing his diet and lifestyle.

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