Aretha Franklin

Name:
Aretha Franklin
Date of birth:
March 25, 1942
Hometown:
Memphis, TN
Diabetes Type:
Unknown

Aretha Franklin, commonly known as the ‘Queen of Soul’ is a woman with many talents, known as a singer, song writer and pianist, one thing that isn’t widely known about this artist is that she is diabetic.

Award winner

To date Aretha Franklin has a staggering twenty Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Grammy and the Living Legend Grammy.

Additionally she has reportedly achieved twenty number one hit singles including ‘Respect’, ‘Say a little prayer’ and ‘Think’.

Type 1 or type 2?

It is unreported whether Aretha Franklin is an insulin dependent diabetic.

However whether it be type 1 or type 2, this legend has not let having the condition interfere with a career stretching over fifty years and should therefore be an inspiration to anyone.

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