Halle Berry - 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 TV show called Living Dolls when she first arrived in Hollywood. But the disease has now dropped to Type 2 diabetes because Berry is no longer "insulin dependent". She says, "I've managed to ween myself off insulin, so now I like to put myself in the Type 2 category."
NOTE: Reports of Halle Berrys  type 1 diabetes diagnosis were inaccurate. This has since been corrected, Ms. Berry is a type 2 diabetic. Type 1 diabetes is a serious incurable disease.


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Please enlighten me on how you wean a type 1 diabetic off of injected insulin when their bodies DO NOT PRODUCE INSULIN????!!!!!Ms. Berry never had type 1, she always had type 2. You can not "downgrade to a type 2". It is possible that she had to take insulin in the beginning to regulate her sugar because she was an uncontrolled type 2, but she was NEVER a type 1.Please revise your article. I really hope you misquoted Ms. Berry because if you did not, she is a complete idiot.
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I was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 5 years ago when I was 27; meaning they found my antigad test positive for immune distruction of my insulin producing cells. I recently switched to a diet of mostly just protein and veggis (similar to how Hallie Berry eats) and I am also almost completely without the need for insulin. I exercise alot as well. I think what Hallie Berry and I have is diagnosed as type 1, but we have not completely lost all of our insulin. I am working very hard to keep the little I still have. All cases are different, but I understand how heartbreaking it is to hear something that sounds impossible. Maybe it will provide some solace to you that when I read this article, it inspired me to go back to the way I was eating when I was first diagnosed with diabetes and did not take insulin. Now I am again almost without a need for it. All my best to you all, and I wish you a happy healthy new year!
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I also have a daughter with Type 1 and would like the the editors of this blog and Ms. Berry respond to these comments. On my site, it is ironic to see an advertisement on the left margin of the site asking "Do you have Type 1 diabetes" for a research firm (Protege).
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I'm very concerned about Miss Berry's inaccurate portrayal of Diabetes, and the lack of fact-checking by the reporter and editor. My son has Diabetes 1 and we've spent many hours trying to educate the public about the seriousness of this disease. A man was jailed in Minneapolis this past week and allowed to die because the jailers didn't give him the insulin his mother brought to the jail. For Miss Berry to blithely say she "weened" herself off insulin is ludicrous and medically impossible if she truly had Diabetes 1.
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Please be careful with what you write. There is NO way for a type 1 to downgrade to type 2. Type 1 is a autoimmune disease and there is NO CURE. I would sell my soul for one, as my 8 year old son is a type 1 insulin dependent and wears both a insulin pump and a cgms. It is such a disservice to those with this disease. Type 1 and type 2 are completely different diseases. So irresponsible to print this. Please explain to my son how to be cured, he would love it. Possibly she was misdiagnosed...also pregnant women with type 1 often time see a decrease in insulin needs. Some research before printing this "junk" would be appreciated.
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All I can say about MS Berry beating diabetes as you say is THIS IS A LIE. If it is type 1 that she has, she can not possibly have beaten type 1 or switched to type 2. My son who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes would love to know how she could do this. There has been NO CURE yet for type 1(insulin dependent diabetes)as of yet. Please educate yourself before you print such IGNORANCE. www.jdrf.org www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
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she was obviously mis diagnosed to begin with, I have been type 1 for 36 years and you don't just stop needing your insulin, if you are truly type I, type 2's are often insulin resistant and can change this with diet and healthier living, type 1's just never produce any insulin to be resistant too, she is making herself look ignorant on the subject of diabetes
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Just when I thought my opinion of Halle Berry could not possibly get any lower...Berry should stick to things she knows, like helping to ruin good film franchises. While I do not support expanding our already bloated and cumbersome criminal codes, there should most certainly be criminal and civil penalties for helping to spread this kind of false and blatantly misleading disinformation.For those who think I am exaggerating, insulin-dependent diabetes in the young is not caused by the patient neglecting his or her own health. It is caused by the destruction of the specific cells within the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin. That is why it can only be treated with injections of synthetic insulin. Surely, Halle's publicist should be spanked for not researching this and informing Halle that making these kinds of statements might not have the desired effect.Halle, you are no X-Man. You are a normalistic idiot, plain and simple.
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She may have weaned herself off birth control, men that beat her and gowns with backs, BUT she hasn't weaned herself off type 1 diabetes and the insulin that goes with it.If she deed in fact say that, she's very misinformed. If she didnt say it EXACTLY that way, and you printed what you thought she meant, well, you're an idiot.
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Sigh.I was diagnosed at age 20 with Type 1 diabetes. I am a bit unusual because of how old I was when I was diagnosed.This article appeared in a diabetes community I participate in.I wish Halle the best. I also wish whoever told her that she could say that she weaned herself off insulin and became a Type2 would jump off a cliff.If I skip even *one* shot my blood sugar sky rockets. If I skip my long acting insulin? I'm sick for DAYS. Type1 diabetics do NOT produce insulin. Period. End of story.Type2's DO produce insulin, perhaps not enough for they may be insulin resistant. But they do produce it.I wondered with it being Diabetes Awareness Month if she would advocate awareness for type1's. Instead she will cause all of us Type1's to be questioned why I can't ween myself off insulin.Sure I could! If I didn't want to die quickly.I hope this article doesn’t get seen by many people. I have no problem educating people and love telling them the facts of what my life is like. Seeing lies like this makes any progress we make with this disease regress.
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