Cathy Freeman is pregnant!

However, the pregnancy has taken its toll on her health; Freeman has revealed she has type 2 diabetes. The former athlete has to take tests to manager her blood-sugar levels and inject herself with insulin four times a day to manage her condition, which runs in her family.

Freeman told New Idea magazine, her condition “came as a jolt at first. Being an elite athlete I was really healthy, and I was really fit - I was one of the fittest women in the world. And then all of a sudden your body is disappointing you, in a way. And it's like your pride gets hurt,'' she said.

For the exclusive interview, pick up this week’s copy of New Idea with Freeman on the cover.

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