Wow! Amazing the things that come out of notorious people’s mouths, isn’t it?
Do you have a link to this story? I don’t even know who this person is you refer to.
I Googled for the article and found it. Here’s the link. The diabetes quote is towards the end of the article. Here’s what she said:
Have you kept in touch with former client Charlie Sheen?
No, I’m not friendly with Charlie Sheen. But I like Charlie Sheen. I like that he just does what he wants and he pays for women. But I think it’s terrible they blackmailed him [over his HIV diagnosis]. Big deal. It’s not like AIDS is a deadly disease anymore. It’s better than having asthma. You just take a medication. Diabetes is worst than AIDS. It just has a stigma attached to it, but it’s not a big thing.
Here’s the link:
I am certainly not a fan of Heide Fleisse. But if I use CDC data to research the subject:
Cost of Diabetes to US Economy each year: $327 Billion.
Cost of HIV to US Economy each year: $36.4 Billion.
Several comparisons between diabetes and AIDS were also made in this thread:
I thought some of those comments were interesting.
I personally think they may find the cure for HIV/AIDS before they find one for Type 1 diabetes.