'I was nearly dead by the time they got me to the doctors'...These famous faces are all living with type 1 diabetes

Often misunderstood, there is a major difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Around only 8 percent of sufferers are type 1.
It is a genetic condition that shows up early in life due to an autoimmune response. On the other hand, type 2 is linked to lifestyle. Both affect the way your body regulates blood sugar, with type 1 being insulin dependent as the body produces none of the hormone and type 2 being insulin resistant.
Find out the celebrities who are coping with type 1 here.