Famous People Who Have Diabetes

Famous People Who Have Diabetes

More people than ever are contracting  diabetes – even the rich and famous! But diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from living an active and fun life. Check out this list of some of the famous people, from athletes to celebrities and even world leaders, who are living or were living with diabetes!

1. Halle Berry

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2.Adam Morrison

7.Anne Rice

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8.George Lucas 


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9.Chris Dudley 

 

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 10. Bret Michaels

 

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11.Bill and John Davidson


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12.Johnny Cash

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13.Evel Knievel 

 

 

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14. Morgan Freeman

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15.Elvis Presley

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16.Thomas Edison

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17.HG Wells 

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18.Theresa May

 

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12 Comments

vivia

December 16, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Hi Momo,

The only two people that I knew had diabetes, on this list, were Halle Berry and Elvis.
What is really inspiring is that all these people accept their condition as a way of life and just get on with what they are doing, excelling in more ways than one.
I especially respect the athletes, because I know diabetes can make you very weak and lethargic.
One of my mentors had diabetes and slipped into a coma once when I was with him. it was very scary.
Thanks for this great post
Vivia

    momo19

    December 16, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Vivia,

    So glad you enjoyed reading the post.While doing research for this article I felt the same as you so inspired and had great respect for all of these people.

    They are a great inspiration to all of us diabetics if they can achieve so much there is nothing stopping us each achieving our own dreams through hard work and determination!

Rawl

December 16, 2015 at 9:26 pm

It’s amazing the number of people who have diabetes. Celebrities are not special. They are people like the rest of us. They might have more money but they are human and therefor not immune to diseases, sicknesses, death, taxes, etc.

I think you did a great job showing how someone with an illness or disease can overcome by being diligent, taking care of themselves, getting the rest and exercise they need, eating right and taking their vitamins.

I was actually surprised by by some of the celebrities who are diabetic. I’m wondering why so many and so many people in general are somehow becoming diabetic. Do you think it’s truly genetic or possibly environmental?

    momo19

    December 17, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Rawl,

    Thanks for taking the time to read and make a comment on another one of my posts.

    Yes more people than ever before seem to be getting diabetes.

    Type 2 diabetes-the most common form of diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the bodys muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

    Genes play a significant part in susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. Having certain genes or combinations of genes may increase or decrease a persons risk for developing the disease. The role of genes is suggested by the high rate of type 2 diabetes in families and identical twins and diabetes prevalence by ethnicity. Type 2 diabetes occurs more frequently in African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, and some Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander Americans than it does in non-Hispanic whites.

    Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present.An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

    Since a lot more people nowadays are overweight and physically inactive this increases their risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Millions of people can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes by making lifestyle changes and losing weight. People with prediabetes at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes could sharply lower their risk by losing weight through regular physical activity and a diet low in fat and calories.

Tar

January 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Howdy. Halle Berry? George Lucas? Morgan Freeman? Never in my mind have I thought they are diabetic.

Well, type 1 diabetes is something that cannot be prevented. I think this is the reason behind their success, that nothing can stop them.

So many achievements yet some of the individuals had a tragic ending despite their wonderful journey. Yet, the inspiration for us is significant.

    momo19

    January 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Tar,

    i totally agree with you!

    All of these individuals are inspirational and are great role models.

    They motivate all of us to not let diabetes stop us achieving our goals and dreams!

DeWayne McCulley

February 26, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Wow! Great information!
Thank you for taking the time to share this information.
It’s unfortunate that diabetes continues to grow at epidemic levels.
I almost died from a diabetic coma, however, I learned that education about diabetes and nutrition can help all of us.

    Maureen

    February 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Wayne,
    I am really happy you found this article interesting.
    It must have been very frightening to experience a diabetic coma thank God you survived!
    I have experienced a few severe hypoglycaemic attacks myself but thankfully have never experienced a coma.
    If there is any topic about diabetes you would like to see included in this website please let me know i would really appreciate your feedback!

lynnsamuelson

June 8, 2016 at 7:51 pm

I know first-hand how difficult a disease Type 1 diabetes is. I have a brother who was diagnosed at age 9 and a husband who was diagnosed shortly after we were married at age 27. Controlling and managing diabetes requires a lot of work and discipline and the people you name have all demonstrated exceptional drive and dedication to their life passions. Reading this will hopefully inspire other diabetics and those who love them that it is a manageable disease and that people do lead successful lives despite having it.

    momo19

    June 9, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Hi Lynn,

    Sorry to hear that both your brother and husband have Type 1 diabetes.

    I know myself how hard it is trying to achieve a consistent balance between exercise, medication, and diet so that blood glucose levels stay in the desirable range .

    It is a complicated disease requiring time and practice to develop the skills needed.

    Diabetes management is not simply about access to good education but also about developing discipline,learning to stick to routines, plan meals, and schedule exercise.

    These famous diabetics demonstrate while managing diabetes can be challenging,it doesnt mean you cannot enjoy your life.

    With careful monitoring and help from your doctor, family and friends ,you can manage this condition and still live your life to the fullest!

Allen Adkins

June 23, 2016 at 8:57 pm

I did not realize the number of celebrity people who have diabetes. But of course they are human and not any more special that the rest of our population. They might have more money to help pay for diabetic supplies and needs but they are human and not immune to diseases or sicknesses.

I think you did a awesome job showing everyone that an illness or disease can be overcome by being diligent and consistent especially when it comes to taking care of yourself and, getting the rest and exercise you need, and by eating right and taking vitamins. Im wondering why so many people in general are somehow becoming diabetic, do you think its truly genetic or possibly environmental?

Great Job

    momo19

    June 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Allen,

    Thanks for leaving a comment on this article.

    Unfortunately, theres no clear-cut answer when it comes to diabetes.

    Its apparent, though, that some people are born more likely to develop diabetes than others.

    We know that type 1 and type 2 diabetes have different causes, but genetics plays an important role in both types.

    People with diabetes inherit a predisposition to the disease, then something in their environment triggers it.

    Heredity plays an important part in determining who is likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Genes are passed down from biological parent to child.

    In type 1 diabetes, white blood cells called T cells attack and destroy beta cells. The process begins well before diabetes symptoms appear and continues after diagnosis.

    Often, type 1 diabetes is not diagnosed until most beta cells have already been destroyed. At this point, a person needs daily insulin treatment to survive.

    Finding ways to modify or stop this autoimmune process and preserve beta cell function is a major focus of current scientific research.

    Environmental factors, such as viruses, and toxins, may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, but the exact nature of their role has not been determined.

    A virus cannot cause diabetes on its own, but people are sometimes diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during or after a viral infection, suggesting a link between the two.

    Also, the onset of type 1 diabetes occurs more frequently during the winter when viral infections are more common.

    Some research studies suggest that breastfed infants and infants receiving vitamin D supplements may have a reduced risk of developing type 1 diabetes, while early exposure to cows milk and cereal proteins may increase risk.

    More research is needed to clarify how infant nutrition affects the risk for type 1 diabetes.

    Type 2 diabetes,the most common form of diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the bodys muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

    Symptoms of type 2 diabetes may develop gradually and can be subtle; some people with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed for years.

    Genes play a significant part in susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. Having certain genes or combinations of genes may increase or decrease a persons risk for developing the disease.

    Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes.

    People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present.

    Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

    People with prediabetes,at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes could sharply lower their risk by losing weight through regular physical activity and a diet low in fat and calories

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