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Mary Tyler Moore Dead: Actress Inspires Individuals On Her Battle With Diabetes

By Dante Noe Raquel II , Jan 27, 2017 08:35 PM EST
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Mary Tyler Moore died at 80. No one knows the cause of death as of recent except that the actress was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was known to be vocal about it and how she battles with the disease.

Mary Tyler Moore Dead: Living With Diabetes

Moore was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 33. Per The Huffington Post, she suffered almost near blindness because of the disease. Moore also had been a longtime advocate for diabetes research. She was even the former international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She published a biography called Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes, in 2009.

Although lifestyle is among the factors that contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes, they have nothing to do with the onset of type 1. Individual types affect the body in the same ways, but there are some major differences - the body produces insulin but is not utilized properly in type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Symptoms, Which Moore May Have Experienced, Include:

  •  Drowsiness
  •  Extreme Thirst
  •  Frequent Urination
  •  Sudden Weight Loss
  •  Heavy Breathing
  •  Sudden Vision Changes
  •  Increased Appetite
  •  Sweet-Smelling Breath
  •  Unconsciousness

Mary Tyler Moore Dead: Remembering The Actress

Moore told MedlinePlus that she was "skeptical" after receiving her analysis. "I was, in spite of everything, a very healthy and active adult, and I didn't expect something like this to happen," Moore said in 2006. One common misunderstanding is people with diabetes are often or always been in overweight or sedentary conditions, said Deena Adimoolam, MD, assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Moore's representative open up a statement, naming her lime life "a trailblazing actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation."JDRF also issued a statement saying how Moore devoted herself in helping individuals who suffer from type I diabetes. Per the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus magazine, Moore's frequent visits to Congress through years, has helped increase JDRF's facilities budget approximately $1 billion. Moore's son Richard, passed away in 1980 and she leaves behind her husband, Robert Levine.

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