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Type 2 Diabetes
These eight celebrities are moving, losing weight and eating healthier to help manage their diabetes. Some have taken it a step further, using their diagnosis to raise awareness about the disease.1 of 10
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A slimmed-down Hanks announced his diagnosis in 2013 on the Late Show With David Letterman, saying he had battled high blood sugar for years.
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The broadcasting legend, diagnosed in 1995, says he’s a model patient, eating several small meals during the day and getting a daily 30 minutes of exercise, including dancing.
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After revealing in 2012 that she was diagnosed with diabetes three years earlier, the celebrity chef lost weight but admitted recently she still fights “stress eating.”4 of 10
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The actress ignored her prediabetes symptoms until she was finally diagnosed, but now she’s lost 40 pounds and has written a book on losing weight to beat diabetes.
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Billie Jean King
The tennis great, who says she’s always battled her weight, was diagnosed in 2007 and has been active in raising awareness about the disease.
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The legendary entertainer exercises by walking her 20 dogs and has written two cookbooks with healthy recipes to help those with diabetes.7 of 10
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The former American Idol judge had gastric bypass surgery to get a “jump-start” on managing his diabetes, and now educates people about the disease and how to improve their health.
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Diagnosed in 2007, the multitalented entertainer admits he panicked at first but now realizes that “diabetes is an opportunity for a better life.”
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