10 Celebrities With Diabetes

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S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Merkerson (Photo: Kathy Hutchins /

6. S. Epatha Merkerson
Type 2 diabetes
Theater, film, and television actor Merkerson is best known for her long-standing role as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on Law & Order. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2004 after being tested at a health fair, she is now inspiring others and helping people with the condition learn about proper blood sugar management.

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