TOM HANKS, HALLE BERRY AND OTHER CELEBRITIES WITH DIABETES
Celebrities are definitely just like us, they have their joyous moments, they have their gloomy days, they get hurt, they get excited. That is because just like us, they’re merely human beings. Some people believe that if you’re a celebrity, anything is just possible, you could buy whatever you want and you got all access to everything. However, what people seem to forget is that despite all the fame and fortune, they could actually get sick as well, even if they could afford medication, there are just times that money will never be enough.
The 2017 statistics from National Diabetes Statistics Report said that type 2 diabetes is actually more common than type 1. There are about 30 million people in the United States alone that are suffering from diabetes and about 90 percent of these people have type 2 diabetes. According to experts, the percentage of people dealing with diabetes actually increases with age, so basically, it just means that less than 10 percent of the United States has diabetes, that is because that less than 10 percent are people aged 60 and up to the incident rate of 25.2 percent and only 0.18 who are under the age of 18 has it. It doesn’t really matter if you are a man and a woman because both genders are equally at the same rate.
CELEBRITIES WITH DIABETES
He has got to be one of the greatest actors Hollywood has ever since, known for his roles in the films, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, and the Toy Story Trilogy, who would’ve thought that Academy Award-winning actor, Tom Hanks would be suffering from a chronic disease like diabetes.
It was back in 2013 when Hanks revealed in the Late Show with David Letterman that he actually has the chronic illness. He explained how he went to the doctor and got told that all of those times he’s having high blood sugars since he was 36 has been paid off since he just got type 2 diabetes. He also admitted that he attempted to lower down his blood sugar by dieting but it just didn’t work. “I thought I could avoid it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers. Well, it takes a little bit more than that,” he said
This next one will totally surprise you all since the world has known her for being one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood and that just means that over the years she has been active, she has always been fit. So the fact that she is also struggling with diabetes is definitely something. In an interview, Halle Berry revealed that her ketogenic diet is the reason why she is keeping herself fit, and she is not just doing it by the sake of looking fit, but because she is actually suffering from the chronic illness. “The idea is to train your body to burn healthy fats and so I eat healthy fiats all day. Avocado, oil, butter, but don’t have sugar,” she said. “So when your body gets trained to burn fats and you’re constantly in fat-burning mode, that’s the secret.”
When asked if she is willing to gain weight for a particular role, the actress just said no since it might jeopardize her overall well-being. “My heart would say yes because I feel like I would do anything for my craft, but my brain would say no because I’m diabetic and what might do to me on a health level could really be dangerous,” Berry explained. “That’s the real reason why I wouldn’t.”
Last but definitely not the least is singer-actor Nick Jonas. At such a young age of 13, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The singer said, “I noticed a dramatic change in my body and my mood. I’ve always been a very upbeat person, but suddenly, I was irritable all the time. I was constantly thirsty and always needing to use the bathroom,” Jonas said in an interview. When asked how he and his family handled the news, he just said that they were of course incredibly shocked since he was very young at the time, and it was indeed a real scare.
Just like other celebrities who have diabetes, Jonas is supporting organizations that raise awareness when it comes to diabetes.
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