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Halle Berry

The Oscar-winning actress was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 22, after she became ill and slipped into a weeklong coma. In 2007, Berry announced that she’d weaned herself off insulin — meaning she probably had Type 2 diabetes all along because there is no way to avoid insulin if you have Type 1.



Randy Jackson

In 2002, music producer and former American Idol judge Jackson was diagnosed with diabetes after experiencing “flu symptoms” that turned out to be high blood sugar. Even though his father was diabetic, Jackson says he never imagined it would happen to him. With gastric bypass surgery, he lost almost 100 pounds and has kept the weight off.

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