Approximately 26 million adults and children are living with diabetes every day and a disproportionate number are African American. As cases of diabetes continue to rise for Black Americans, these stars are proof that anyone can be diagnosed with the disease.
1. Anthony Anderson
Actor Anthony Anderson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2002. He recently partnered with Fearless African Americans Connected and Empowered, a program that teaches the public about type 2 diabetes.
2. Aretha Franklin
Although the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has confirmed that she is a diabetic, it’s still unknown whether she has type 1 or 2 diabetes.
3. Chaka Khan
About three years ago, the Queen of Funk Chaka Khan discovered that she had type 2 diabetes. The 10-time Grammy winner has since lost 60 pounds by cutting out white flour from her diet and stocking her fridge with lots of fresh produce to better control her diabetes.
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