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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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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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Jeez... not again. Listen up folks, from someone who has had Type 1 diabetes since the age of ten.Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DISEASES!!!! Type 1 diabetics do not magically morph into Type 2 diabetics and I'm absolutely sick of the media getting this wrong. Type 1 diabetes occurs when a person's immune system goes haywire and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Without injecting insulin, an Type 1 diabetic has about a year to live, tops. Once you have Type 1 diabetes, you WILL HAVE TO TAKE INSULIN FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!!! Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body makes plenty of insulin but cannot use it properly due to the body's cells becoming resistant to the effect of the glucose regulating hormone. Eventually, a Type 2 diabetic might have to go on insulin, but many can regulate it by losing weight, exercising and carefully monitoring their diet. Type 1 diabetes = beta cells in pancreas are dead. No more insulin production, ever. Type 2 diabetes = plenty of insulin, body can't use it well.Are we all clear now? Good!If Ms. Berry has suddenly been able to go off of insulin, it means that her initial diagnosis was incorrect and that she has been a Type 2 diabetic all along. I wish the media would do its research before it prints idiocy like this - it does a great deal of harm to the minority of diabetics that are classified as Type 1. It is a far more serious condition that usually strikes children and teenagers, but can actually occur at any stage in life. Now, thanks to Ms. Berry's little quip, we Type 1 diabetics have to endure MORE ignorant comments and unasked for advice from people who DON'T understand the difference between the two forms of the disease.Comments like 'Gee, you can cure yourself of Type 1 diabetes! Just look at Halle Berry!" Believe me - every Type 1 diabetic in the world would love to trade places with Ms. Berry right now (personally, I'm tired of taking up to fifteen shots of insulin and pramelitide a day) but until there is a real cure for us (and it is unlikely, considering how much money the medical community and the insulin cartel make on us) WE will still have to deal with insulin pumps, tons of needles and fingersticks a day for constant blood monitoring, hypoglycemic attacks, and a lifetime that is shortened on average by fifteen years. The last thing Type 1 diabetics need is more of this stupidity spouted by the media, adding to the ignorance and discrimination we face every day.Ms. Berry, I am very happy you have managed to get off insulin - I wish you the very best of health and a happy future. However, your comments have only hurt the efforts of the Type 1 community to raise public awareness of our UNCURABLE illness and how it differs from the looming Type 2 epidemic currently underway. We can't exercise our kind of diabetes away, we can't diet our condition away and it will follow us like a stalking tiger until the day we die unless scientists can find a way to cure it. It is irresponsible of you to suggest otherwise. You should have said that you had gone from being insulin dependent to being non-insulin dependent - it would have been a far more accurate statement.
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That is freaking wrong and retarded!!!!!!!YOU CANNOT DROP FROM TYPE1 TO TYPE 2MY Son is diabetic type 1 because he's pancrease is dead, DEAD not because he's fat not because he needs to lose weight but because his pancrease is dead!!!! How do I get ahold of who wrote this!!! I want a reprint and apology to us who do have to live with type 1 if Halle told people she had type 1 it's because she's an idiot!!! Insulin dependent does not effect your type weather your pancrease is dead or not effects your type!!!!!
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