There's been a lot of buzz in the news about Casey Johnson's (from the family that started the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company) death. Everyone assumes drugs were involved. Or her enviable celebrity lifestyle. What many don't realize is her long long battle with T1 diabetes may have been a contributing, if not a primary factor in her early death.
It's very sad. Her family and father Robert "Woody" Johnson have been amazing supporters of diabetes research and we all owe them a debt of gratitude.
Most times the press love to just focus on the glitzy sensationalist stuff and then skips over the boring but very serious toll that Casey's diabetes had on her (too short) life.
You can read breaking news about it on the People magazine site here.
Juvenation poll: Do you think diabetes was the cause of her death?