Halle Berry won a People's Choice Award on January 9th for "Favorite Female Action Star" in the movie "X-Men, The Last Stand". But did you know that Halle Berry also has Type 1 diabetes? The actress, who turned 40 years old last August, has had diabetes for 19 years. Halle works hard to donate her time to raise money for research for organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
- What is Type 1 Diabetes?
- What are the Warning Signs of Diabetes?
- What are the Risk Factors for Diabetes?
In 2004, she became the first national ambassador of the National Diabetes Education - Diabetes Aware Campaign with the support of the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Novo Nordisk. The Diabetes Aware Campaign sponsors a website dedicated to teaching people with diabetes how to effectively manage their disease. It also offers a place for family and friends to go to learn more about diabetes and diabetes management.
- The Entertainment Industry Foundation