Commonly known as adult-onset diabetes or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, type 2 diabetes is a condition by which your body doesn’t produce enough insulin on its own to regulate glucose levels in the body, or alternately, resists the effects of the insulin you produce, affecting the movement of glucose into cells.
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It’s a common misconception that this condition is confined to those who are severely overweight. In fact, the onset of type 2 diabetes can be related to heredity, age, ethnicity, diet, fitness, lifestyle choices (like smoking and drinking), and other diseases, as well as weight. There are plenty of slim people who have type 2 diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, roughly 30 million Americans are currently living with diabetes, and lest you think you’re alone, you might be interested to know that there are many celebrities who fall into this category. Here are some of the stars you might never have suspected of living with type 2 diabetes.