Halle Berry Opens Up About Type 2 Diabetes

by Ariela Paulsen
Halle Berry Opens Up About Type 2 Diabetes

Chronic illness can come with shame and stigmas that keep many of our stories in the dark. It takes courage to come out to the world with a diagnosis. That’s why we love it when celebrities choose to use their platform to open up chronic illness conversations!

Type 2 diabetes is no stranger to stigma, due to fat shaming and misinformation. Yet Halle Berry has proudly and gracefully shared her story with this common disease. She has shown that having diabetes is not something to be ashamed of — it hasn’t stopped her from having a successful career in modeling and acting! As many of our Friends have experienced, having a chronic condition helped her become the incredible woman she is:

“Diabetes turned out to be a gift… It gave me strength and toughness because I had to face reality, no matter how uncomfortable or painful it was.”

Halle Berry (Business Telegraph)

Do you have a chronic illness hero? Someone who has been loud and proud about their experience? We’d love to hear it in our Friends in the Fight facebook group!

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Cynthia August 17, 2020 - 12:43 am

I have a comment regarding the type of cloth masks that will make it easier for people to wear them and provide the best protection.
It’s best to purchase from an experienced seamstress or tailor. The cloth should be of high quality cotton fabric and double layered with an inside pocket in which to place a filter. Most important is that the mask have three pleats on either side and a bendable piece inserted and sewn into the top so as to pinch it across the bridge of your nose. The mask must fit well by covering your nose and mouth comfortably at the same time and also shouldn’t have gaps on the sides. If you’ve see some masks that are flat with no pleats and people struggling to keep them up it is because they don’t have the three pleats. Also, hold the mask up to a light and you may see a glow but should never be able to see bright pinpoints of light through it. The ones that I buy on Etsy also have adjustable ear loops. Stay well everyone ♥️

Ariela Paulsen August 17, 2020 - 10:47 am

Yes, thank you for sharing! We also have masks available that are a 3D molded design with a nose clip, so it forms to your face and doesn’t slip or leave gaps. Thanks for caring for others ♥️

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