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After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry became a vegetarian and a proud crusader against the disease. "Diabetes turned out to be a gift," she says. "It gave me strength and toughness because I had to face reality, no matter how uncomfortable or painful it was."
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Jackie Robinson didn't let diabetes stop him from becoming a legend. Before his death at the age 53, he became the first black Major League Baseball player of the 1950s and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
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R&B singer Luther Vandross may have died on July 1, 2005 after a lifelong battle with diabetes but his music lives on forever.
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Patti LaBelle's struggle with diabetes inspired her to share healthy eating tips in her cookbook, Recipes for the Good Life .
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Randy Jackson works with the Taking Diabetes to Heart campaign, in the hopes of helping those with Type 2 diabetes learn how to live with the disease.
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Sherri Shepherd changed her View on her health, taking control of her diabetes and losing 40 pounds.
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Former basketball player Earl "The Pearl" Monroe scored a slam-dunk against diabetes by becoming the spokesman for Diabetes Restaurant Month, a traveling event that challenges restaurants to develop diabetes-friendly menus.
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Diagnosed with diabetes at age 9, actor Dorian Gregory now serves as the National Spokesman for Juvenile Diabetes.
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Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon "Dame" Dash never let his diagnosis stop him from making his mark on the music industry.
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King of the Blues BB King took a stand against diabetes, becoming the spokes One Touch glucose monitors.
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Grammy Award-winning Jazz legend Miles Davis earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and successfully monitored his disease until his death at age 65..
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Most known for her role in the classic television series What's Happening , Mabel King was an actress and a Broadway star who lit up the stage before losing both her arm and legs to diabetes.
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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin didn't let her diabetes slow her down from earning the distinction as the second African-American woman to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
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Della Reese may very well be touched by an angel . At 81 years old, the actress is as vibrant as ever despite her diabetes.
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Funk Legend Rick James never let diabetes freak him out.
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Say it loud, Godfather of Soul James Brown didn't let diabetes stop him from creating a musical legacy that would make anyone proud!
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Boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard helps knock out diabetes as the longtime the International Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations Walk for a Cure,
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Singer and diabetic Angie Stone is the proud celebrity spokesperson for F.A.C.E (Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered) Diabetes initiative.
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Tracy Morgan knew it was no laughing matter when he was diagnosed with diabetes, but it didn't get in the way of his Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy.
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Ben Vereen is not only a triple threat as a singer, actor, and dancer, but he also spends his time spreading the word on new comprehensive diabetes treatment programs.
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Dizzy Gillespie made huge contributions to jazz as a trumpeter, bandleader and composer until his death from diabetes in 1993 at age 75.
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Marvin Isley, a bassist for his familys hit-making R&B band the Isley Brothers, was only 56 when he died from diabetes in 2010.
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Pioneer of Funk Curtis Mayfield created politically conscious music during the Civil Rights Movement, despite his struggle with diabetes.
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Melvin Franklin made his mark as an American bass singer of The Temptations and was never tempted to let diabetes bring him down.
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After his death in 2008, Rock and Roll pioneer Bo Diddley was inducted into the Hit Parade Roll Hall of Fame.
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Thirteen-time Grammy Award-winning Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald spent her life devoted to her music until succumbing to the disease at 79 years old.
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Funnyman Anthony Anderson has managed his disease and a successful career as an actor and director.
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666 star Vanessa Williams has the 411 on diabetes. The actress became instrumental in raising funds for research after learning of her diagnosis.

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