Yvette Nicole Brown reveals she received ‘full blown diabetes’ whereas capturing ‘Neighborhood’


The actress was recently featured in an episode of Hypochondriactor starring Sean Hayes and Dr. See Priyanka Wali breaking down her journey with diabetes and the higher rates in the black community

In a recent podcast interview Yvette Nicole Brown reveals that she got “full blown diabetes” while filming her hit series Community.

Yvette Nicole Brown recently appeared on Hypochondriactor, Sean Hayes and DR. Priyanka Wali‘s podcast. With a focus on medical histories, the moderators bring “a guest with an incredible medical story and discuss the result” in each episode.

On this week’s episode, Brown joined the conversation, opening up her story with diabetes, revealing to hosts that she got “full blown diabetes” while filming Community, the fan-popular series that aired from 2009-2014 .

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 01: Yvette Nicole Brown attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards – Nominees Luncheon on February 01, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images)

Brown shared on the episode, “I got diabetes or gave myself diabetes by eating lots of donuts on the community set … I spent a lot of time at the crafting table watching me get bigger. And when you watch the show you can see me getting bigger and bigger. And maybe I got a prediabetes diagnosis in season one, and then it was full-blown diabetes in season three. “

While Brown was telling her story, Wali explained that “it is not people’s faults that make them develop diabetes”.

Wali told Brown, “We are currently living in a society where one of the most addicting substances in the world is completely legal and socially acceptable. I do believe that sugar is the tobacco of our generation … so it’s not your fault that donuts are lying around. “

She continued, “When people say type 2 diabetes is what you give yourself, I totally agree with you. I think we live in a very toxic food society and it is not our fault that we get diabetes. “

Brown went on to share that she “ate excessively sugar” during her time on the show, but admits that she now believes in “moderation.”

She explained, “I believe everything in moderation. So I’m not someone who says, ‘I’ll never have a piece of cake,’ but I don’t have a whole cake. And I don’t have a whole cake every day or every week. And when I say I want to go to the Cheesecake Factory and get this cheesecake, I’ll make sure I use the treadmill an hour longer that day to try to burn off some of the sugar that’s in now my body, drink more water and other simple things you can do. “

The story goes on

Pro PEOPLE, later in the episode, Wali highlighted the high diabetes rates among black people and said, “Diabetes rates are higher in the African American community and there are more complications. I have personally communicated to the populations I have treated that, as a black person in the United States, I only deal with everyday life and the effects of racism. I think that actually has an impact on the health outcomes. “

Watch the full episode here.

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