Monday, 14 November 2011

Superstars Who Are Living With Diabetes on World Diabetes Day

On behalf of the world diabetes day, we thought of motivating you by giving a few examples of the stars who suffer diabetes but have still made it big in the entertainment and sports fields. Take a look to know who are those 5 superstars who have fought diabetes and learnt to live. Here are their success stories.

5 Superstars Who Are Living With Diabetes
1. Halle Berry – The James Bond hottie was diagnosed with the epidemic at the age of 22 when she was working for a TV show "Living Dolls" as early as 1989. The actress won an Oscar in 2001 (post diabetes) for her performance in 'Monster's Ball' and is still rated as one of the hottest Hollywood stars. Till today, she is been known for doing a lot of public service for the Barbara Davis Center.

2. Nick Jonas – The young pop star of the 'Jonas Brothers' came to know that he had type 1 diabetes in 2005 when he was just 13 years old. The teen icon spoke to a site on diabetic health stating that anyone suffering from it shouldn't allow it to slow them down and that's the only way to live with diabetes.

3. Salma Hayek – The Hollywood's Frieda Kahlo, in her recent appearance on Oprah Winfrey's show talked about her experience with gestational diabetes. The 43-yr-old stated it was too hard for her to get rid of the excess weight even after breast feed. The idea which she confirmed as lie and that it doesn't work the way. Salma Hayek, who had had a successful movie career till then said that it got extremely difficult for her to get back to shape and start work.

4. Wasim Akram - The famous cricketer, who made news for being diabetic, is now, the brand ambassador for Accu-chek (glaucometer). The Type1 diabetic, in a couple of interviews stated he was shattered when he heard the news and that it took him months to act normal. Today, he has been a role model to all cricket fans (diabetic as well as the non diabetic).

5. Sharon Stone – Slim and trim 52-yr-old Hollywood actress made news in 2001 for suffering from stroke while working. However, her health issues couldn't be hid from tabloid which said that the condition was due subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding on the brain). Stone is also diagnosed with diabetes and has been doing a lot of charity work for many diabetes fundraisers like the carousel of hope.


  1. It's just great that there are now treatments and medication for diabetes. Latest technology and innovation in science make it all possible.

  2. Today there are so many companies which sell products keeping health in their mind. People like Wasim Akram inspire the one's who suffer from such disease.