What do Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, and Nick Jonas, and other celebrities all have in common?
Diabetes. The disease is one of the most common health conditions in the united states and the numbers are growing.
Type 1 or type 2; depends on the reasons for the disease.
Check out this great article on diabetes that explains the different types, the causes, the diagnosis, and what you can do about it
The #1 Cause of Diabetes, Say Experts
Knowing this could save your life.
BY KARINA MARGIT ERDELYI MARCH 19, 2021
Chances are, you know someone with diabetes, that not-so-sweet disease most associated with sugar. Maybe it’s your sister, aunt or best friend. Or perhaps you have it. If so, you’re in good company—Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, and Nick Jonas are among the celebrities that also struggle with diabetes, along with more than 100 million Americans who live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In fact, it’s one of the most common conditions in the United States, and the numbers are growing. Diabetes has become the 7th largest cause of death in the United States. And the 10 states with the highest rates of type 2 diabetes are in the South. It’s not surprising then that the South has its own moniker for the disease: “the sugar.”