Halle Berry credits diabetes behind her youthful looks

London: Actress Halle Berry sees her diabetes as a good thing as it has meant she always takes care of herself.

Berry, 46, who is currently expecting a son with fiance Olivier Martinez, credits her youthful looks to years of taking care of herself, reported Conatctmusic.

"Yes (I look after myself), but that`s also because I`ve been a diabetic since I was 19. I learned to see this illness as a blessing. Thanks to a healthy diet and daily exercise, I can control it. I think that it`s because I`m so healthy that I`ve been able to get pregnant at 46," she said.

The Oscar winning actress has frequently been named one of the sexiest women on the planet and although she is flattered by the achievement, she remains confused as to how it came about because she believes attractiveness is "subjective".

"I`ve never understood that title. Beauty is totally subjective - what`s attractive and what isn`t depends on each person. I try and focus on the sort of woman I want to be. Beauty is fleeting; it`s lovely to be admired, but we all know that is fades over time," she added.