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People with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes are in good company

While it is likely that individuals who suffer from type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes have friends or family members with the condition, many people do not realize that a number of well-known celebrities cope with the same daily struggles.

A recent article published by A Healthier Michigan named 13 famous figures who have diabetes. Some of these individuals include Halle Berry, Randy Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Morgan Freeman and Larry King.

The news organization also highlighted the recent health scares that have affected performer Bret Michaels, who has type 1 diabetes. Meanwhile, actress Halle Berry was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 22 and now encourages others with the condition to manage their blood sugar levels through well-balanced- and portion-controlled diets, the news provider reported.



Since type 1 diabetes is far less prevalent than type 2 diabetes, and is typically diagnosed during childhood, some kids who have this form of insulin resistance feel as though they do not fit in or that no one else deals with the need for constant food and insulin monitoring. The American Diabetes Association estimates that individuals with type 1 diabetes account for only 5 percent of the more than 19 million diabetics who live in the U.S.

However, when the musical group the Jonas Brothers released the single titled "A Little Bit Longer," many listeners were surprised to learn that the chart-topping tune was created to raise awareness about type 1 diabetes, which affects Nick Jonas.

"I had a day when my sugar was out of range, and I sat down at the piano and wrote it in 20 minutes. A lot of people have told me it's inspiring," said Jonas, quoted by MTV Networks.

The artist said that he occasionally encounters problems with his blood sugar levels when he is performing, but his two band-mate brothers help him handle these situations.
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