From the outside it looks like all the celebrities have perfect lives, but they could have their problems too. This might include health issues, such as diabetes. They don’t whine about their condition, but try to live with it.

Celebrities and Diabetes


It is a known fact that she has diabetes type 2. There have been some rumors according to which she didn’t have insulin for a longer period of time and she switched from type 2 to type 1. This is something impossible. The people with diabetes type 2 may also need insulin besides the oral medication; nonetheless their majority can survive without insulin as well.

Salma Hayek

While she has been pregnant with her daughter, she had gestational diabetes. She also had some history of diabetes in her family. Almost every woman gets tested for gestational diabetes at 24-28 weeks of pregnancy or even earlier in case their pregnancy is considered to be of high risk.

Although gestational diabetes disappears after pregnancy, the chances increase of getting diabetes type 2 or gestational diabetes again.

Anne Rice

The novelist didn’t even know that she had the condition until she almost died because of it in 1998. She entered in diabetic coma, and after that she found out that she had diabetes type 1.

Now she will have to use insulin for the rest of her life, but just as millions of other people, she will learn to live with the condition.

Mary Tyler Moore

She was of 30 years old when she has been diagnosed having diabetes type 1. This happened when she got hospitalized after she had a miscarriage. She received insulin right away, and this is why during the 1970s she has been really active promoting research regarding diabetes.

Patti LaBelle

The singer has diabetes type 2. She also has a family history of diabetes, and after she passed out on stage the doctor asked whether she knew that she had the condition. At that time she had no idea. Since then she wrote cookbooks with healthy recipes and she exercises on a regular basis.

As you can see having diabetes isn’t the end of the world, and there are a lot of people who are living with the condition and they have a pretty busy life. In case you suffer from the same condition you should seek motivation in the stories of these people.