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Using Star Power to Help Raise Awareness: In most cases, celebrities are reluctant to talk openly about their medical issues (think: Kathy Bates' recent revelation that she'd battled ovarian cancer 9 years ago, but kept it under wraps.). But these 14 celebrities have turned their type 2 diabetes diagnoses into personal missions to raise awareness, and keep the conversation going about a disease that the CDC says could affect as many as one in three adults by 2050. Here, meet 15 celebrities who were diagnosed with this disease and how they're taking control of their health now.

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