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Maybe it's the hormones from being pregnant, but Halle Berry has lost her mind.

The actress has been quoted saying that she was a Type 1 diabetic but now she has been able to ween herself off insulin to be a Type 2. SOMETHING THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE.

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."

Such an assertion is outraging many diabetics.

Type 1 diabetes means your pancreas is dead. It will never ever work again. You will always need insulin, unless there is a cure.

Type 2 means your pancreas is not dead. It still has life and with proper diet you can live without being on insulin.

No matter how much weight you lose or what you cut out of you diet, you can not change Type 1 diabetes, which is what Berry claims she's been able to do.

"If you come off insulin, then you were always a Type 2," a medical expert tells PerezHilton.com. "She is feeding into all the confusion in the world."

[Image via Celebrity Babylon.]

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655 comments to “Halle Berry Upsets Diabetics”

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  1. sdmom says – reply to this


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    Re: Heather – exactly! i swear to you, yesterday afternoon when i was going through my mail, i received my date/time slot for spring semester for college. i was really happy to see it and excitedly said "yes!". what she said? "what is it mom? my cure?". she really thought it possible that there might be a mail-order cure… meanwhile we'll keep looking for halle's "cure" in the mailbox.

  2. jen says – reply to this


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    Re: black kkk!!!!!!!
    Don't forget she's NOT all BLACK
    She's half WHITE also. That's why she looks half decent

  3. Ashley says – reply to this


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    Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes aren't interchangeable. Type 1 is childhood diabetes, something you are born with. Type 2 diabetes is what you develop from being overweight/inactive. There is no switching between the two.

  4. Rob says – reply to this


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    With any medical condition, there are examples of cures or changes in condition that aren't "medically possible". People w. hiv that have it for 25 years and no progression or symptoms, stage 4 cancer that completely heals, and on and on.

  5. sdmom says – reply to this


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    what perez says about diabetes is a whole lot closer to the facts than what halle (allegedly) said. THANK YOU PEREZ for posting this in what i believe is a valiant attempt to set the record straight. DIABETES SUCKS

  6. Smarterthanyou says – reply to this


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    If your pancreas is "dead", so are you. It's also responsible for amylase and lipase. Look that up, genius.

  7. Ms E says – reply to this


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    Type 1 is diabetes that is diagnosed at a young age…juvenile Type 2 is curable. My father has not "cured" his diabetes but he controls it with daily excercise and a rigourous diet. This way, when he's older, his pancreas will not be 100% shot b/c insulin shots over work your pancreas.

    Good God. It's not rocket science people.

  8. casey says – reply to this


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    what the fuck? please every type 1 diabetic isn't going to suddenly think they can come off insulin because halle berry did it. Credit people with a fucking brain.

  9. Ruby says – reply to this


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    WRONG PEREZ. type 1 and 2 differentiate whether or not you were diagnosed as a child. type 1 is juvenile diabetes.

  10. meeeee says – reply to this


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    what an idiot.

  11. Gina says – reply to this


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    I doubt she is even diabetic. If you are a type 1 you know it. My son's A1C was 11.8 when diagnosed and he was so dehydrated his blood was basically sludge. There has always been a lot of confusion in the Type 1 community as to whether she is a diabetic or not. And given her love of kids it seems she would have been an advocate for T1 research as it initially affects children for the most part. There is no shame in having T1, she wouldn't have gotten it from eating cupcakes, so this leads me to believe she doesn't have diabetes at all. She may have something wrong with her blood sugar but I don't think diabetes is the cause.

    People are getting upset about Perez about the dead pancreas, I don't think he believes that, just a comment to state that the pancreas does not produce islet cells. We joke with our son that his pancreas is dead. Not that big of a deal people.

  12. Hava says – reply to this


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    Didn't she also claim to have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?? WTF is she a hypochondriac??

  13. cross says – reply to this


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    i have been a diabetic for 10 years. my doc still can't decide which kind i am so she has all my support.

  14. Alicia says – reply to this


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    I am so upset after reading her comments on Diabetes. I have been a Type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetic for 25 years. Halle Berry has never talked openly about being a diabetic.. she acts like it is a disease to be ashamed of. We need to have role models who are willing and able to to help correct these misconceptions. If you want to speak to a doctor who can give you the right information regarding the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes I recommend contacting Dr. Francine Kaufman who is the head of the American Diabetes Association.

  15. Capitanne says – reply to this


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    Bet she never had diabetes at all. She suffers from dramaqueenitis. Claims her bi-raciality in 80s urban Ohio was terrible (sure) yet she was captain of the cheerleading squad and prom queen. All her mens are bad, lying cheating and beating bastards. And her Oscar acceptance speech - oy veh!

  16. TIRED OF IT ALL says – reply to this


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    Just because Halle is an actress doesn't mean she knows all she should about her disease. Before she spouts off on everyone's fear of injecting yourself with insulin she should check her facts with the American Diabetes Association. WE are all insulin dependent on this planet. When our blood sugar goes out of our control then we need to inject it. No big deal! Yes I am an insulin injecting Type 2 diabetic and none of needs Halle spreading wrong info about "weening" yourself off of insulin! That bad advice could be deadly for a diabetic to take. Also, pregnancy tends to worsen a woman's diabetes not improve it. Halle, STOP THE IGNORANCE!!

  17. Gina says – reply to this


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    215 - You are wrong, while most of type 1s are children you can be diagnosed later in life. Type 2 is a growing problem in childhood, as it used to be more of an adult illness. Type 1 Diabetics have their immune system attack islet cells within the pancreas which renders them unable to produce their own insulin. Type 2 diabetes sometimes do not make enough insulin or their body is not able to use the insulin correctly. Although there is thought to be a prediposition to Type 2 is can usually be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight and diet.

    Gosh people, can't you look up the differences and causes before pretending that you know what you are talking about??

  18. Krissy says – reply to this


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    What a fucking idiot. My 5 year old is type 1 diabetic and knows more about then she does. Im truly offended by her comment… maybe she meant gestational diabetes??

  19. MeTuTu says – reply to this


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    So she was misdiagnosed. Give her a break. It's the dr. who diagnosed her initially that made the mistake. Get angry at the dr. for not informing the patient correctly and still not giving her the correct info. now. Obviously she was always type 2.

  20. monina says – reply to this


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    what she's saying is true. A lot of people who are insulin dependent if they follow the triangle of diabetes which is exercise, diet and medication you can be off being insulin dependent which is type 1.. but you will always have to monitor it. what she's saying is true….

  21. CURE DIABETES NOW! says – reply to this


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  22. Sara says – reply to this


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    Type-1 dumbass, more like.

  23. RD says – reply to this


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    Re: tg – Are you serious? What alternative methods do you use? Please share for those of us who are looking to be "cured". That would be more productive to post than some stupid-ass rant trashing medical experts and those hateful conspirators of the medical field…..what a joke you are!

  24. sdmom says – reply to this


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    Re: Alicia – well put, alicia. i have always wondered if she is ashamed of being diabetic or does she possibly fear that it makes her less employable? that itself certainly is a shame. however, the world of celebrity is such a unique one, i don't want to make assumptions… she may have good reason to keep quiet. it doesn't bode well for my daughter's future though, and that makes me very sad. and for those of you who are saying to shut up and that everyone's stupid if they believe they can be cured because of what halle said, well no kidding, but it's not like that. that is such an extreme statement. what it potentially is, however, is a huge step backwards.

  25. Vee says – reply to this


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    Perez, you are an idiot and you need to check the definition of diabetes before you try to describe to readers what it is. i am a type one diabetic myself…and it does not mean your pancreas doesn't produce insulin. it just doesn't produce ENOUGH insulin. there are guidelines to how much it should produce and it is simply way under that range. it is also very possible to get off insulin later on in life. diabetes also means that your body has a homeostatic disturbance because insulin production is insufficient…..but nice try.

  26. sdmom says – reply to this


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    Re: monina – umm… ok, a triangle. but the world's still flat, right? or can the world flatness be cured with the triangle too?

  27. sabrina says – reply to this


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    i doubt she would say something as stupid as this. this has to be taken out of context.

  28. laila says – reply to this


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    maybe she was saying shes the type 2 category of a type 1 diabetic…i know that seems confusing but she usually is confused when she speaks publically. there are different types and severities of type 1 diabetics. you can be on an insulin pump or not.. your dosage of insulin is not the same as everyone elses.. i wouldnt jump to conclusions.

  29. Whatever says – reply to this


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    Re: Beth

    Actually that is not true. The pancreas produces glucagon. Glucagon is then released into the blood stream which signals the liver to release glycogen. Pancreas = Glucagon, Liver= Glycogen. Two different things. The pancreas is partially functional in those with type 1, it is not entirely dead. The beta cells are destroyed. But it is also thought that while the other parts of the pancreas do still function in people with type 1, they do not all function properly and in many cases glucagon production is seriously affected.

    But that isn't even the point. Halle is a moron. When I told my 9 year old daughter with type 1 diabetes what Ms. Berry said, my daughter replied"Well, she just came out and told the world she is an idiot." Even my 9 year old knows you can't switch from type 1 to type 2. If it were that easy we'd have done it many moons ago. Even Gary Hall, olympic swimmer who exercises for many hours every day, still takes insulin. Those who claim to have been type 1 and can now live a healthy life without insulin were either misdiagnosed or seriously misinformed. Diabetes is very complicated. There are now like 5 types (type 1, type 2, LADA, MODY and the newly talked about type 3-Alzheimers related). It isn't always so cut and dry. But a person diagnosed with diabetes should know their type in order to effectively treat it and stay healthy. If they don't know the type it is time to find a new endocrinologist.

  30. PEREZYOUSTUPIDFUCK says – reply to this


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    WOW TYPE 1 DIABETES MEANS THAT YOUR PANCREAS IS PRODUCING LITTLE OR NO INSULIN, MAYBE SHE HAD A LITTLE BEING PRODUCED. AND TYPE 1 DIABETICS ARE USUALLY VERY SKINNY, I WOULD KNOW I HAVE A SISTER LIVING WITH THE DISEASE FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS OF HER LIFE…OH DID I MENTION THAT SHE IS 16 AS WELL. FUCKING STUPID ASS PEREZ GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT. THE BODY IS AN AMAZING THING, IT CAN GO THROUGH SO MUCH STRESS AND ILLNESS AND STILL MANAGE TO REPAIR ITSELF.

  31. H20Birther says – reply to this


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    My husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and because of the PH Miracle (www.phmiracleliving.com) he is no longer taking insulin. Halle is absolutely correct!

  32. CURE DIABETES NOW! says – reply to this


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  33. Pat says – reply to this


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    You don`t go from type 1 to type 2 didetes this is not a disease to play around with.It can be kept under controll with diet and exercise , but it doesn`t go away. Its not called the silent killer for nothing.no matter how much money you have, there is no cure. Only your doctor can determine what is happening with this disease.

  34. Vanessa says – reply to this


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    Just goes to show that celebs are just like normal people… unaware of how their own bodies work and pretty ignorant to health issues.

  35. sdmom says – reply to this


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    Re: H20Birther – alrighty then… i guess your husband is a walking, breathing miracle and not to mention, the $10,000 course that the website offers really paid off. wow he's lucky and brilliant too. great catch on your part.

  36. whinemaker says – reply to this


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    Sometimes these slags just need to STFU and do what they do best, which is sit there and look pretty, and NOT OPEN THEIR MOUTHS.

    I remember back in the day when she (Halle) passed out on the set of her sitcom. Me thinks the "diabetes" diagnosis she was annoited with at the time is akin to the "exhaustion" diagnosis being handed out to all the stupid girls today who collapse and end up in the hospital…

  37. Anna says – reply to this


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    This is a hurtful thing Halle is doing because i am a type 1 diabetic and was diagnosed as a very young child. It is a stigmatic disease and when celebrities like Halle make it seem like we could get over our disease with just a "little exercise and a good diet" it is ridiculous and detrimental. Get a fucking clue bitch.

  38. robyn says – reply to this


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    THANK YOU PEREZ!!! as a type one diabetic i am SO SICK of people asking me if i am a bad diabetic cuz i am on insulin, or if i was a fat baby because i got the disease when i was two. I used to lOVE halle berry for being a great diabetic example, but this is just a slap in the face to all the sick kids out there looking for role models….she was either mis diagnosed or she will end up sick as a dog without insulin.

  39. Tracy says – reply to this


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    As a Type 1 diabetic, I can say that yes, Perez, you're right. Like you said, Type 1 diabetic's pancreases (pancreces?) have kicked the bucket, LOL. And in a Type 2 diabetic, it has not (their pancreces still make insulin, but their body is resistant to it). Unless there is a cure in my lifetime, I, as a type 1, will alwaysalwaysalways need insulin shots, NOT pills, insulin shots. And like you said, Type 1 will NEVEREVEREVER turn into type 2. Type 1's can't use pills, can't lose weight/diet to control it, they can't control it well enough to be a Type 2, and you can't wean yourself off insulin. If somebody says you can, they're BS-ing you.

  40. doyoubelieveeverythingyouread says – reply to this


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    Re: H20Birther – sorry, but that is a load of bullshit.. your husband was not type 1 if he's not longer taking insulin with this shit.. don't you think if there was a 'cure' there wouldn't be 1,000s of kids wearing insulin pumps to keep themselves alive.. do you think I enjoy watching my child suffer from this nasty disease every day. do you think I like to watch my child have a sezuire because her sugar has dropped dangeously low, do you think I like to watch her go into DKA and in ICU.. do you think I like to worry about every cold and illness and what its going to do to her..

    do some SCIENTIFIC research.. ASK for your husbands medical files.. find in there that he is in fact a type 1 diabetic.. I'd bet my house that he is a type 2.. considering that is what that stupid ad if for.

  41. jess says – reply to this


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    you can too use insulin then go back to not using it. my sister is a diabetic and she doesnt need insulin any more eighter, now i'm no doctor but i know my sister. and she is no longer stabbing herself with a needle three times a day.

  42. Héloise says – reply to this


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    I was diagnosed with Type 1 three months ago. I feel saddened by Halle Berry's comments because I suppose she just does not want to be associated with needles and illness…

  43. holden says – reply to this


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    caught in a LIE

  44. mmmmooooooooooommmm says – reply to this


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    Re: laila – there isn't a severity of type 1 diabetes, just because you are on an insulin pump and not shots does not mean its worse. Its just a different course of treatment. Not one diabetic takes the same amount of insulin as another. Its because your body absorbs carbs different, it metabolizes it different.. exercise, excitement, sad, happy, angry and everything inbetween effects what your blood sugar will do…

    type 1 is type 1 is type 1.. someone's 'honeymoon' (when the pancreas is still making some insulin) may be longer than others.. but the end is always the same, a pancreas that was attacked by your immune system and no longer producing insulin.

  45. thinkaboutit says – reply to this


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    Re: jess – only 3 times a day.. she's most likely type 2.. most type 1s take insulin at least 4 times a day.. a long acting shot either in the am or pm (some people split it and do half in the am and half in the pm) and a shot of rapid acting insulin at meal times, that means breakfast, lunch and dinner.. plus anything that is consumed inbetween needs an injection to cover carbs..

  46. Dotheygivemonkeysmedicaldegrees says – reply to this


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    Re: cross – " have been a diabetic for 10 years. my doc still can’t decide which kind i am so she has all my support"

    If you've been diabetic for 10 years an your dr. can't figure out what type you are, you need a new fucking dr… there are simple tests to check for it.. if your producing insulin, then you are type 2 if you have antibodies, then type 1.. its not fucking rocket science!

  47. this is 8-figure ignorrence at its best! says – reply to this


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    I LOVE HOW PEOPLE THINK THAT HIGHLY PAID ACTORS MUST BE INTELLIGENT, BECAUSE THEY'VE SUCCEEDED DESPITE SO MUCH COMPETITION

    I BET SHE REFUSED THE IDEA, BECAUSE SHE IS IGNORANT AND THINKS THAT EVERYONE WITH TYPE 2 IS OBESE.

    Re: Danielle

    whats the jew-nose comment?

  48. E. says – reply to this


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    yea thats complete BS my dad has been diabetic for over 30 years and is one one the healthiest diabetics I've seen and he is still taking 4 shots of insulin a day. sorry but its not possible to go from type 1 to type 2 diabetes.

  49. lizzy says – reply to this


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    WOW!! I'm type 1…I take care of my type 1, I will never, ever not take insulin….my pancreas is finished!

  50. lizzy says – reply to this


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    WOW!! I'm type 1…I take care of my type 1, I will never, ever not take insulin….my pancreas is finished!

  51. lizzy says – reply to this


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    WOW!! I'm type 1…I take care of my type 1, I will never, ever not take insulin….my insulin producing cells are finished! all you people on here who are bashing perez about his knowledge are dumb.
    there is absolutely no cure for diabetes, don't you think we'd all be type two then? common freakshows….

  52. Meg says – reply to this


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    Here we go again….more misinformation regarding Type 1 diabetes….reminds me of my inlaws who never got what my husband goes through with Type 1. Can't he just take a pill?? He only wishes he could!!! Of course they don't get my disease either, Multiple Sclerosis.
    Some people will never get it…..I agree it is extremely frustrating…..

  53. YUCK says – reply to this


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    What do you expect from this idiot? She tried to commit suicide and gave different variations of the story to different interviews. She can't keep her story straight. What about her hit and run and pretending that she had amnesia so that she could get away with it? She's a terrible actress and got a slap in the wrist for that car accident.

  54. mega says – reply to this


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    Re: Zoe
    Thank-you for mentioning www.rawfor30days.com and Sergei Boutenko - www.rawfamily.com; both offer hope outside the mainstream propaganda of the American medical mafia.

    Please folks, consider the reality of the American medical system. "The pharmaceutical industry in 2003 spent $143 million on lobbying activities. At that time, there were 1,274 registered pharmaceutical lobbyists in Washington, D.C. — more than two for every member of Congress,"

    Sergei's recovery should offer hope to all diabetics, as should Halle's. But judging by the tone of many of the posts here, many people's minds are closed - especially the guilt ridden parents of diabetic children.

    The first thing I learned about understanding the efficacy of research was to follow the money. That said - look at who's funding the American Diabetes Association and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in order to understand why this disease continues to grow in numbers. Capitalism at it's finest!

    Sergei's parents changed their entire lifestyle - not an easy decision or follow through, but they all benefitted with increased health.

  55. whatever says – reply to this


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    ummm, having type 1 diabetes means the beta cells in your pancreas don't secrete insulin. Not that your pancreas is "dead". Are you this accurate with your celebrity "reporting"?

  56. kristy says – reply to this


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    This CAN happen people! Alternative medicine, eating healthy (alkaline diet), I have also overcome my own diabetes and might I add look fabulous. The medical establishment makes it's money off of people's diseases. Wake up y'all.

  57. Carla says – reply to this


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    This bitch needs to shut the fuck up.

  58. shannon says – reply to this


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    Completely irresponsible & ridiculous. My husband lives with Type 1 diabetes every day & combats the effects of a high glucose levels by eating right, exercising,etc. He still has to take insulin after every meal & before bed and he has to check his glucose levels multiple times throughout the day. Halle Berry is apparently, for some reason, ashamed &/or embarrassed of being a diabetic– probably something that just isn't "perfect" enough for such a Hollywood nutcase.

  59. easy peacey says – reply to this


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    perez perez perez. it is possible, thru diet and exercise, to recharge one's pancreas and change one's type of diabetes– some can even reverse the disease entirely. a whole foods diet, lotsa exercise, no sugar and/or refined foods= excellent health.

    diet and exercise can reverse diabetes, heart disease, colitis, pms, fertility– all kinds of things. look into it (not to be rude, perez, but you can afford a trainer and a nutrionist now).

  60. Liz says – reply to this


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    Ok, we all know that your pancreas isn't dead if you had diabetes…if your pancreas was dead, you would be too. But seriously people, there is no magical cure to type 1 diabetes. With type 1, the insulin-secreting cells of your pancreas are destroyed by your immune system before birth - you always have it (though it might not be diagnosed for a few years) and those cells are NOT coming back.

  61. cb says – reply to this


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    Re: mega – you're an idiot, seriously, people are not close minded, it just doesn't work. Just like people have this crazy ass idea that a diet change will cure my chronic disease when it won't. You know why? In reality they don't have the same disease as me. These people with "cures" did not have the diseas to begin with, with diabetes they had type 2. If it were true, It would be known by other countries(such as canada who have come very far with a breast cancer cure and treatments for other diseases such as mine) to be true, and you know what, its not, because there is no cure. You are kidding yourself. Find someone with the actual disease and try this, it wouldn't work.

  62. cb says – reply to this


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    Re: easy peacey – there are different types of these diseases, wow you are dumb. Colitis is cureable, it is actually a short term disease, But Ulcerative colitis the chronic condition is not(I have it and I have tried everything, yes even diet and exercise, I am in great shape). Type 2 diabetes can be helped by diet and exercise, but not type one. Know something about these diseases before spreading bullshit

  63. sdmom says – reply to this


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    Re: mega – you know what… i have attempted to refrain from name-calling throughout this all, and right now it is taking every bit of restraint i have to continue sticking with that. you have some kind of nerve to insinuate that I as a GUILT-RIDDEN PARENT of a diabetic child am somehow preventing her from accomplishing ANYTHING in her life, LET ALONE keep her from something that would BENEFIT her. you, my friend, are a sad excuse for a human being if you can attack someone who has been thrust into a position that no parent would EVER want to be in. undoubtedly, there are politics involved in research, and probably a lot of it is BS and there are a lot of things that would shock us all. however, you and your conspiracy theories cannot convince me that the work of diabetes research consists of 2 rich people and they are keeping a big secret. or the entire research community is in on this big joke? come on, this isn't roswell. and believe me, your precious sergei's family isn't the only family that has changed their lifestyle. when your child is diagnosed, your entire life is shaken to the core. the lifestyle change is just part of the bigger picture that HAS to happen or your child is dead. be careful, your words are hurtful and they bare your soul. maybe YOU can feel guilty about that.

  64. AlliM says – reply to this


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    don't be so quick to judge Ms. Berry.. my cousin was diagnosed type 2 and now does not need insulin either.. hes not type 1 but does not need insulin.. its rare but not impossible

  65. Renee says – reply to this


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    You know what that means she never had it to begin with.

  66. greg says – reply to this


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    Re: AlliM – what? Many typ 2 don't need insulin…. what are you talking about?

  67. Lila says – reply to this


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    Halle isnt crazy, its the body that does crazy things during pregnancy.

  68. Jessy says – reply to this


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    If she's not taking insulin…
    she'll be dead soon.
    I forgot to take insulin for lunch today && my blood suger went up to 500….
    so like, she has to be taking it!!!!!!!
    if she is type 1….!
    which she says she is?

  69. tiffmoco says – reply to this


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    Shut the fuck up, Perez. Halle is simply tring to bring herself up from the pressures of diabetes. She said she would like to call herself Type 2, but in no way did she say the DOCTORS told her that. It is just as if someone has something they say to make them feel better. Gah. You're such a douche sometimes. Adrienne was right.

  70. Dr. C says – reply to this


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    So the girl was misdiagnosed! it's not her fault… she listened to her doctor…and followed a specific treatment plan. Weaning herself off of insulin was probably done under medical direction as well and just means that Halle.. having absolutely no medical training was not informed as to the fisiopathological disticntion between type 1 and 2 diabetes. Not being aware of the difference doesn't mean she's adding to the confusion about the disease… it should serve as a starting point for discussion so she and your readers can get better informed. Not her fault… leave her alone.

  71. sdmom says – reply to this


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    Re: tiffmoco – this is what you write, but you're telling perez to shut up? hmmmm….

  72. duh says – reply to this


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    Re: easy peacey – I'd really like to see your scientic PROOF and FACTS that a whole food diet and exercise can change your type of diabetes or reverse type 1 all together. Type 1 and 2 are two totally different disease.. or did you not understand that from the 100s of posts that have already been written..

    apparently you're just dumb!

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    This is a bunch of shit. Why lie about something that you know will be proven to be a lie in the end? I am a TYPE II diabetic and have been one for almost eleven years. With the help of diet control I have never had to be on insulin. She should be ashamed of herself.

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    Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are two different diseases with similar symptoms. You cannot "drop" from having a breast tumor to having a breast cyst unless the initial diagnosis was wrong. If your relative is off insulin, that means that his/her body still had active beta cells that were producing insulin that for some reason (obesity, other illness) was not being received into the body. Lifestyle changes and medication can help the body receive that natural insulin so that an outside source is no longer needed. However, with type 1 diabetes, there are no longer active beta cells. The reasons why they have stopped working are still not entirely clear, although factors might include genetics, an autoimmune response, or something in the environment. Regardless, there is the resulting lifelong need for insulin injections, via pump, pen, or syringe. The dosages of insulin can vary, with less needed due to good dietary choices, exercise, and each individual's differing metabolism, but injections are still necessary for life for a person with type 1 diabetes.

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    Having diabetes (type 1) doesn't mean your pancreas is dead you dumb shit. The pancreas does more than just produce endocrine hormones (ie. insulin)…in fact only 5% of the pancreatic mass are endocrine cells. Maybe you should learn a little more about it yourself before you go bashing on somebody else.

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    aww i feel sorry for her….shes so confused

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    I have news for y'all. She's right! My brother-in-law was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1 since he was a child. He battled the whole gamut of pitfalls associated with it including all the hospital visits. When he reached his early 20's he got fed up with it all and at the recommendation of a co-worker, went to see a holistic doctor for help. Not only is he now insulin-free, his blood sugar has been normal for years without medical intervention. All he did was clean up his starchy diet and eliminated all things that contribute to the elevation of raised blood sugar, including alcohol. It can be done, but people are led to believe you'll die if you do anything healthy for your body. Think about it. What would the pharmaceutical companies do if no one needed their expensive diabetes supplies any more? Think for yourselves people. Don't be a frightened slave to the big drug companies. They need you to believe their propaganda so you make yourself sick so you'll need to spend your hard earned money on their poison! Halle Berry rocks!

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    If she's really saying this nonsense, it means she never had diabetes in the first place!! How can u have it, and not even know what the F it means?!! I bet she's just trying to get some more of those sympathy points from the public, to overshadow the fact that her movie just bombed and then there was that unfortunate antisemitic remark (which I'm sure she didn't mean, but whatever…). I guess she couldn't use that suicide story of hers for the 168th time anymore…

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    I was a Type 1 diabetic 4 years ago and I've been diabetes-free since then because of the help of a naturopath. Doctors don't want you to believe this because your buying of insulin pays their salary. Don't be fooled. Go see a naturopath, please.

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    Perez-check your other med sources. People can stop insulin. Check with more sources

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    You CANNOT be taken off insulin if you're a Type 1 (and for those who want to mention Exubera - it cannot replace your insulin shots if you're type one) End of story.

    Alot of people on here know what they're talkin about. However, for those of you who don't, take the stick outta your ass and go pick up a book. Stop giving people false hope or lying to sell your product.

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    Re: She Speaks The Truth

    what's his current HbA1c?

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    For those of you who claim to have been off insulin and are type 1, what's your current HbA1c?

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    Did anyone else see the CNN report back in I think it was 2000 about how Diabetes in the USA has reached epidemic proportions. Officials at that time were saying Diabetes was a greater threat then AIDS. It still to this day is, and people like Halle Berry offering out misinformation only makes things worse. However, misinformation is all over and presented by all sorts. Like Splenda, it is NOT "good" for diabetics. No chemical sweetener is (its not good for anyone really), but since the makers of Splenda aren't Hollywood Stars, no one really pays no mind. She has herself in an influential position, and unfortunately she's acting like a fool.

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    She was never type 1 then, she must have been misdiagnosed. She was probably always type 2. My hubby is type 1 and will always need insulin, always! Just like all the rest of type 1. Maybe she should come out and say doctors need to be more carefull with diagnosing people with diabetes. They commonly tell people they are one when they are really the other. For a while my hubby was told he was type 2 but really he was type 1. Its a scary common mistake.

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    Halle Berry is completely right! My friend has type 1 diabetes and just by changing the way she eats, and taking a bitter melon pill everyday, she hasn't had to use her insulin. She doesn't even wear her pump anymore. Diabetes and cancer are the #1 money maker for the medical field…of course doctors are going to say there is no cure.

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    Healthy eating CAN change a person's health…most people do NOT eat healthy and insist on nourishing themselves with processed foods. I am certain that many diabetics are upset, however, everyone's body chemistry is different and we cannot discount that factor in her health. Most autoimmunne conditions can be reversed, but pharmaceutical companies do not want to stop making their $$$$ and convince people that hey are dependent on their meds. Most people have such busy lives that it is hard to get the proper nutrients out of preparing whole foods. It is easier to skip meals and eat processed foods.

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    If your pancreas was dead…YOU WOULD BE DEAD!!!!!

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    Re: sdmom
    Please don't let your anger, frustration and/or guilt keep you from trying something alternative. Take your diabetic child to Sanoviv, The Optimum Health Institute or the Tree of Life Institute and then make your pronouncements… until then you are a guilt ridden parent. I have witnessed amazing results in others and you can to. Use that anger to effect real change… not just write seething posts on blogs. If you need assistance, its out there. Seek and you will find… but it won't be from your child's endocrinologist or any of the mainstream diabetes nonprofits.

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    Didn't Magic Johnson magically cure himself of HIV? Anything is possible.

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    Re: She Speaks The Truth
    I appreciate your post… thank-you. I find it almost incomprehensible that people feel threatened that others have successfully beaten diabetes… when it represents such an incredible opportunity for learning and healing.

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    she is a dumbass. celebrities are not superhuman and do not have magical powers. she needs to get "a eh-JEW-kashun," something her Oscar can't provide.

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    your right, fatty…if this is true she never was a type I diabetic…and i mentioned this the minute she got preggers…the fact that no one was mentioning that she was a diabetic and that poses special problems for pregnant women.
    someone either gave her bad information (its possible…health care workers, depending on where they trained and how ignorant they are, including doctors!) didn't explain it properly to her…you can need insulin if you are a type II diabetic, if your insulin resistance increases…then your in worse shape than the type I because once that happens your insulin receptors are shot and they don't make good use of the injected insulin, either! Ignorant asshole…she should educate herself and not confuse an already illinformed public!

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    Having a 12 year old daughter with Type 1 diabetes I sure hope she doesn't read that idiotic statement by the idiotic H. Berry. How completely inappropriate for her to 'upgrade/downgrade' herself when it has to do with a health issue. Does she think having Type 2 makes her more hireable or something? Less of a threat? She makes me sick.

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    I AM NOT A GUILT RIDDEN PARENT-what an assumption. Look, my son eats a raw apple, it has carbs, carbs raise his blood sugar without insulin. It may help people with type 2 diabetes, hell it's good for anyone to eat foods close to it's natural origin. But something that will cure type 2's will not cure type 1's since they are two different diseases-they just use some of the same equipment and meds. Perhaps you all should read up on these things before assuming us "guild ridden parents" don't know what we are talking about. I've been reading non stop about diabetes since my son was diagnosed at 20 months old-by the way he was delayed developmentally so he had only been eating table foods (no fast food or junk food) for a few months before he was diagnosed. I feel sorry for you people that don't believe us, if your child develops type 1 diabetes they probably will die because you are so fucking stupid. Google diabetic ketoacidosis!

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    Re: mega – really? so now not only am i guilt-ridden, but threatened? give me a break. believe me, the last thing i would feel if there were a cure for type 1 diabetes is "threatened". for now, it's back to reality because i am off to pick up my insulin-pump-using-daughter-because-she-is-alive-and-I-like-to-KEEP-her-that-way. but thank you so much for your insight into my personal feelings.

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    what a stupid girl. I have had type 1 diabetes for about 9 years now. I KNOW I can never be insulin-free unless the future holds a cure through something like stem cells. I know perez was wrong in saying that our pancreas is completely dead, but he is right in saying that Halle has lost her mind. This is horrible because Halle is PREGNANT. I truly wish that if she is, in fact, a Type 1 Diabetic, she continues to take her insulin because if she does not, it is very bad for the baby! Her child can have many complications if she does not take her insulin and control her blood sugars. Somebody get Halle a real doctor.

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    I've been type 1 since 1978. If I had a nickel for every person who thinks my type 1 is just like type 2, well, I'd be living in Bel Air right now.
    If I remember right Halle's type 2 comes from her late father's side of the family. She has mentioned that in an interview from from years past.
    Here's a celeb who was just diagnosed with type 1: Elizabeth Perkins. There's an interview with her re it in this month's Self magazine.
    As someone said, there's really no celeb/known name who will come out and discuss what it's like to live with type 1. Mary Tyler Moore does it, but there has to be more than that?

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    As the parent of 2 type 1 children…THANK YOU!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!. I have always wondered about Halle and her diabetes. She never supported Type 1 like I think she should have. But you hit the FACTS CORRECTLY….You can cannot cure Type 1. She has done a huge diservice to all the Type 1's in the world. She has promoted all the myths that Type 1's hav to face everyday.

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    actually, it is TOTALLY possible to heal yourself from diabetes. i worked at a healing resort where one client (who had been taking insulin for 12 years) stopped all insulin on the 3rd day. the possibilities for cure and healing (not just from diabetes but from all disease) is immense–so long as you follow Natural methods—and Do NOt depend on chemical medicine or perscription drugs. but instead on the human body's innate ability to heal itself when given a chance.

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