Diabetes is a number of diseases that involve problems with the hormone called insulin. It used to be thought that if diabetes occurred in childhood it was type 1, but this is not the case anymore. Also, type 2 diabetes was once called non-insulin dependent diabetes and it is the most common form of this disease that affects 90% of Americans with diabetes. The biggest misconception about diabetes is that everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight. This is not true- anyone can be diagnosed with diabetes, even the athletes and celebrities who look great. These celebrities have type 2 diabetes and they shared their experiences with this serious health condition.
- In 2012, celebrity chef Paula Deen confirmed that she had type 2 diabetes. Paula was 64 years old and because she has always been famous for her love for butter and Southern dishes packed with fat, some experts even speculated that it will be tough for Paula to change her diet. A diet rich in calories is a big risk factor when it comes to type 2 diabetes, and that’s why you should be particularly careful when it comes to food you eat on regular basis.