Flap Over Halle Berry's Diabetes Cure Claim

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
November 6, 2007 2:10pm CST
I just heard about the big flap Halle Berry is involved in because she announced that she had cured herself of Type I Diabetes. Doctors are slamming her for this statement because supposedly, there is no cure for this disease. I would really like to know your opinions on this matter. Do you think she could possibly be right? I would like to know because my granddaughter has had the disease since the age of 4. If it were possible to effect a cure simply by changing your diet(as Halle says), there would be hope for many people who don't have a lot of it.
2 people like this
5 responses
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I think it's actually possible to cure oneself of a lot of problems with a drastic change in diet. Funny you should bring this up as I was watching an episode of Oprah and she had Dr. Oz on and I love to listen to his many tips on health issues and how to overcome a variety of health issues. I don't know about Diabetes type I but I have heard people being able to control or be cured of type II with stringent diet changes
2 people like this
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Nov 07
This takes me back to the time when Magic Johnson said he had been cured of HIV, pyewacket. Everyone laughed, but he is still alive and kicking these many years later. I do know that the mind is very powerful and it can cure you or kill you. I do wish this was true for Halle since she is about to become a mom.
1 person likes this
@GardenGerty (128530)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Maybe pregnancy changed her body chemistry. I have heard of it doing just the opposite. I have a friend who was always very active, athletic, coached and played women's sports, but when she was pregnant the first time, she became gestationally diabetic, and it never went away. She uses an insulin pump now. I wonder if the body could change the opposite way during pregnancy? I am not promoting a theory, just wondering.
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Sure she cured herself. There is no cure for the disease, you can ultimately live longer if you eat the proper diet, but there is no cure. Biologically you don't make a protein you need in order for the body to utilize the sugar in your blood. And we haven't found a way to alter that genetically yet. This is sort of a bold statement for her to make and will probably come back on her publicity-wise.
2 people like this
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I take it that you don't believe in "miracle cures," Aurone. It is common knowledge that this disease is incurable, so I don't understand what she would have to gain by making such a statement. She was diagnosed at the age of 22, so it is a little late in the game for her to be in denial.
2 people like this
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Indeed. I believe miracle cures can happen, but not until a doctor confirms it. I don't know what she is trying to do with that statement. Who knows what goes on in the minds of the stars?
1 person likes this
@gdiepod (48)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I hate to say it, but I doubt that there is a known cure for it.
1 person likes this
@ctrymuziklvr (11057)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I think it's just another way for her to get her name all over the place. Of course there is no cure for any type of diabetes. The girl has lost her mind!
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
8 Nov 07
Hi worldwise, As far as I know, once a diabetic is always a diabetic and same is true for all hypertensive patients. We can control these diseases through diet, medicines, insulin but we cannot eradicate it completely. So, I feel, that statement is not justified at all. Thanks.