Monday, November 5, 2007

Halle Berry Beating Diabetes

Pregnant Halle Berry is winning her battle with diabetes, thanks to a healthy diet and good living. The actress was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after she passed out while shooting a show called Living Dolls when she first arrived in Hollywood. As a Mother of a Type 1 diabetic child I have not liked what has been said about diabetic people in general. I don’t care if Halle has T1 or T2, both are serious chronic illnesses that require care and attention. However, in T1 diabetes, without insulin people die, this is fact. And, you cannot, by diet and exercise, hope, or prayer change that to Type 2, and you cannot stop insulin - ever. Perhaps before implying to the world, which includes a group of young impressionable kids, that they can “ween” themselves off of a medicine that keeps them alive, she should check to make sure that is accurate and that comment isn’t going to cause one of those impressionable kids to harm themselves. I can tell you, she has caused a lot of waves in the diabetes communities today with this one incredibly ill advised comment.

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