VIDEO: Celebrities with type 2 diabetes: 20 celebrities who suffer from this disease

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine: “With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth. You have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes if you are older, obese, have a family history of diabetes, or do not exercise.”

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes

The symptoms can include:

  • Being very thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Having blurry eyesight

Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

There are some methods that can be used to diagnose this disease. One of them is a blood test or the A1C test, which provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose.

Today, many people suffer from this type of diabetes. This disease can be controlled with changes in diet and lifestyle. But this doesn’t mean that you don’t need medicines to treat this disease.

Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people who suffer from type 2 diabetes can still produce insulin. The problem is that their bodies develop a resistance against the insulin that is produced by their pancreas.

Celebrities with type 2 diabetes

This disease doesn’t care about age, sex or social status, and many celebrities have been diagnosed with this type of diabetes. You probably never thought that these famous people could be dealing with this disease. These celebrities are:

1.- Halle Berry

2.- Tom Hanks

3.- Elvis Presley

4.- Drew Carey

5.- Star Wars creator, George Lucas

6.- Thomas Edison

7.- Larry King

8.- Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev

9.- Johnny Cash

10.- Governor Mike Huckabee

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