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Famous Diabetics

Posted by wendy in Uncategorized

Diabetes does not need to slow you down!  There are hundreds of famous folks who have diabetes.  This list is from KidzWorld.  For the entire article, go to KidzWorld.


·         Nick Jonas – This 14 year-old star of the pop rock band the Jonas Brothers was diagnosed with T1D in 2007.

·         Adam Morrison – Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14, Adam worked hard and made it all the way to the NBA where he plays basketball.

·         Gary Hall – This Olympic athlete didn’t let type 1 diabetes stop him from earning a gold medal in swimming.

·         Mike Huckabee – This former preacher isn’t letting diabetes stop him from running for the 2008 Republican nomination in his quest to be the President of the United States!

·         Elliott Yamin – After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 16, he went on to become one of the top singers on American Idol in 2006.

·         Vanessa Williams – Not only was Vanessa the first African-American Miss America, she is also a diabetic

·         Doug BurnsMr. Universe doesn’t let his type 1 diabetes stop him from being an award-winning bodybuilder

·         Jackie Robinson – The first black man in the major leagues had diabetes.

·         Anne Rice – The famous vampire novel writer is a diabetic.

·         George Lucas – The creator of the Star Wars saga is a very mild type 2 diabetic.

·         Chris Dudley – Before Adam Morrison, Chris Dudley played in the NBA with type 1 diabetes. Now he runs the Chris Dudley Organization to help kids with diabetes.

·         Bret Michaels – The lead singer of Poison was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age six.

·         Bill and John Davidson – The big bosses at Harley Davidson Motorcycles are diabetic.

·         Mikhail Gorbachev – The former leader of the Soviet Union is a diabetic.

·         Hatshepsut – According to historians, this long-dead female pharaoh of Egypt was a diabetic.

·         Johnny Cash – The famous country musician was a diabetic.

·         Peter O’Tool – The famous actor, who voiced Anton Ego in Ratatouille, is a diabetic.

·         Elvis Presley – The former king of rock ‘n roll had diabetes.

·         Thomas Edison – The inventor of the light bulb was a diabetic.

·         HG Wells – The famed science-fiction author had diabetes.

·         Nicole Johnson – 1999’s Miss America has diabetes.

·         Kendall Simmons – Busting heads on offense for the Pittsburgh Steelers keeps this diabetic athlete busy.

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