Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body doesn't produce insulin, the hormone that converts glucose into energy. The condition affects about 3 million people in the United States alone, and everyone with type 1 diabetes — including celebrities — must replace their insulin every day.
So, every time you take the steps needed to monitor your condition, remember that you’re in some pretty famous company.
Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry is known for her roles in films such as Monster's Ball, X-Men, and Die Another Day. What you may not know is that she has diabetes. In 1989, the now 42-year-old actress went into a diabetic coma during a taping of the television show Living Dolls, and was later diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since then, Berry has talked openly about controlling diabetes. However, she created controversy a few years ago when she reportedly said she would classify herself as being a type 2 diabetic, as she had supposedly weaned herself off insulin.