Diabetes is termed as the most deadly disease. According to a recent study by the International Diabetes Federation, India is home to more than 65 million people who have diabetes, as compared to 50.8 million in 2010. November 14 was celebrated as World Diabetes Days. Like the millions of Indian suffering from diabetes, even film celebrities are victim of diabetes but the only difference they have a will to fight it out and live life ling size.
Eminent actor Kamal Haasan suffers from type 1 diabetes which affects around 5 percent of Indian population. Kamal, instead of fearing from the disease has taken his diseases as means to educate others and create awareness among diabetic patients how to fight the disease.
The young Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who has now become a star in Bollywood too suffers from diabetes but adopts strict diet and exercise to control his aliment.
Readers would be surprised to know that the bubbling and vibrant Sonam Kapoor, daughter of ace actor Anil Kapoor’s has been suffering from diabetes from her teenage years. She has followed a strict diet regime with daily insulin to stay healthy. Her hectic schedule did take a toll on her but she soon learned to manage the condition, and hasn’t let it stop her from becoming one of the most sought-after actresses in B-town.
Sudha Chandran, the actress who rose to fame in Indian cinema after NACHE MAYURI, depicting her valiant tale to continue dancing after losing her leg in car accident, too was a victim of diabetes but she overcame diabetes with mediation and changing life style.
Thus diabetes may be silent killer disease but if patients can have a will to fight like the film celebrities then they can surely live life positively.