You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View
Latest Celebrities Articles
Popular Celebrities Articles
Highly Recommended Celebrities Articles
Send a link to this page to your friends and colleagues.
This article was originally published in Diabetes Health in February, 2008.
No less an authority than the New York Times wrote in May 2006 that Halle Berry has type 1 diabetes, listing her as one of several "stars who have type 1 - Gary Hall, the Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer; Adam Morrison, the Gonzaga University basketball star; [and] Halle Berry."
Ms. Berry is also described as having type 1 by other sources. Health24.com, for example, reported that "it was during the taping of the television sitcom called "Living Dolls" in 1989 that Halle went into a diabetic coma. Shortly afterwards she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes."
On the other hand, the U.K. Daily Mail said in 2005 that Halle was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after falling into a seven-day coma. According to that report "Halle, now 39, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes…'I thought I could tough it out, but I couldn't have been more wrong," she [said]. "One day, I simply passed out, and I didn't wake up for seven days, which is obviously very serious.'"
Now the picture is becoming even more murky: Ms. Berry herself apparently believes that she has worked her way up from type 1 to type 2. According to an October 2007 report by Contactmusic.com, "The actress was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after she passed out while shooting a TV show…But the disease has now dropped to type 2 diabetes because Berry is no longer 'insulin dependent.'
She says, 'I've managed to wean myself off insulin, so now I like to put myself in the type 2 category.'" Obviously, someone is confused here.
Note: The Editor recommends this follow-up article: http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=3822870&page=1/=.
Diabetes Health is the essential resource for people living with diabetes- both newly diagnosed and experienced as well as the professionals who care for them. We provide balanced expert news and information on living healthfully with diabetes. Each issue includes cutting-edge editorial coverage of new products, research, treatment options, and meaningful lifestyle issues.