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ELIZABETH PERKINS My Battle with Type 1 Diabetes

WHEN THE ACTRESS STARTED FEELING TIRED 13 YEARS AGO, SHE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS A SYMPTOM OF A SERIOUS AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
Lifelong Challenge “It was a huge adjustment to know that I’ll have this the rest of my life,” says Perkins.

In the spring of 2005 Elizabeth Perkins had just wrapped filming the first season of Weeds when she started feeling incredibly fatigued. “I just wasn’t myself,” says the actress, 57. “I was so thirsty and losing weight. I thought I had some sort of mononucleosis.” She went to the doctor for a routine blood test and found herself being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. “The doctor told me

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