Yikes, Halle Berry has reared her kooky head twice in the past week for me. The first time was at an Omnipod presentation when one of the attendees mentioned that Halle Berry had type 1 diabetes and the second time was at a JDRF walk dinner when some of the centerpieces had Halle as a celebrity with type 1. Two times in one week was too much for me so I thought I would rant a little.
What bugs me about Halle is that she does not have type 1 and apparently never did. She has made statements about having diabetes but refuses to elaborate on specific aspects of her diabetes. No one needs to talk about their diabetes if they don't want to. But, Halle went around saying she had type 1 diabetes and that SHE CURED HERSELF through diet so that she no longer has to take insulin. When someone says something as imflammatory as curing herself of diabetes then I think the privacy issue goes away. She is on record as saying she cured herself of type 1 diabetes, no longer takes insulin, and considers herself a type 2.
Of course that is pure nutty talk. I wish she would be forthcoming and be truthful about her condition since her comments are so insensitive to all of us that live with type 1 diabetes. Whether she was misdiagnosed initially as a type 1 or just lied about being a type 1 is known only to her and her doctors. But, gosh I wish she would come clean after she said she cured herself and is no longer insulin-dependent. Those are feuding words!
Thanks for reading my rant. Oh, and don't include Halle as a celebrity with type 1 diabetes! Because she is not.
Here is one story about the matter. Do a search and you will find lots more.