Famous People with Diabetes?
Yes, famous diabetics do exist!
Famous people with diabetes and some not so famous diabetics live all over the world and are involved in various fields of interest.
I have gathered together a brief list that I hope you will find useful.
Do you know any diabetics who are famous? And do you know what they are famous for?
See how many of the celebrities on this list you know of. Some of the celebrated diabetics included may surprise you.
There are many other famous diabetics that are not included. In the future I would love the opportunity for you to assist me in keeping this list of celebrated diabetics updated.
I could not believe it myself either, the list seems to include, the "who is who" in the world of music, sports, politics and films.
I have personally seen some really famous people with diabetes and some not so famous people with diabetes, like my lovely mom.
The fact is anyone can become a diabetic but famous people with diabetes does not allow the disease to prevent or stop them from pursuing their ambitions. Being a diabetic only means a change in lifestyle.
Famous diabetics or famous people with diabetes do pursue careers, run business, practice sports and pursue numerous other dreams.
Among the famous people with diabetes group is Olympic Gold Medal winner Sir Steven Redgrave. He is definately one of the famous diabetics that I admire because he is an inspiration.
This fact is very important so let me repeat. Diabetes will not stop you from becoming a top sportsman or sportswoman, politician, actor/actress, musician,journalist, or whatever else you want to be.
As my mom always says, you can be whatever you want to be. The requirement is having passion, drive and a desire to achieve. That is it.
Please remember, it is much better to keep diabetes away and if your diet is well planned and if you do at least thirty minutes exercise daily you will significantly reduce your risk of being a diabetic.
Are you already a diabetic?
If the signs and symptoms of diabetes are already noticeable and/or you are diagnosed with diabetes then by adhering to the treatment plan (diet, exercise and/or medication) provided by your healthcare professional there is no reason at all why you cannot pursue your lifelong ambitions.
These famous people with diabetes did not let the disease prevent them achieving their goals.
Actually, if you are diabetic and overcame your diabetes to achieve great things you could be on this list of famous people with diabetes. when revised.
Personally, I would prefer that you are not included on the list of famous people with diabetes but instead on the list of famous people without diabetes.
Listed - Famous people with diabetes who despite suffering from diabetes manages to achieve their life’s goals:
This list of Famous diabetics should inspire you:
Adam Morrison - Basketball
Alvin Childress - Actor
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Broadway Legend
Ann Rice - Novelist/Author
Anthony J. Brown - Actor
Anwar Sadat - President of Egypt
Aretha Franklin - Singer
Arthur Ashe - Tennis
Aunt Jemima - Actress
Ayden Byle - World-famous Runner
B.B. King - Blues Legend
Bill Davidson - Motorcycles
Bill Gullickson - MLB Cincinnati Reds
Bill Janklow - South Dakota Politician
Billy Jean King - Tennis
Bobby Clarke - NHL Philadelphia Flyers
Bret Michaels - Musician
Buddy Roemer - Politician
Cardinal John Krol - Bishop
Carl Rowan - Columnist, Author
Carol Channing - Singer, Actress
Carrol O'Connor - Actor
Chris Dudley - NBA NY Knicks
Chris Jarvis - World Champion rower
Chuck Heidenrich - Skier
Curt Frasier - NHL Chicago Black Hawks
Curtis Mayfield - Soul singer
Cynthia Ice - Lotus Development
Dale Evans - Entertainer
Dan Reichert - MLB Kansas City Royals
Dana Hill - Actress
Danny Joe Brown - Singer
David Crosby - Musician
Della Reese - Actress, singer
Delta Burke - Actress (Type 2)
Dick Clark - Entertainer, TV producer
Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Trumpeter
Dorian Gregory - Actor-(Baywatch Nights) (Type 1 since age 9)
Douglas Cairns - Pilot
Dr. George Minot - Nobel Prize Med
Elaine Stritch - Comedian
Elizabeth Taylor - Actress
Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz Legend
Elvis Presley - Singer/Actor
Ernest Hemingway - Author/Novelist
Esther Rolle - Actress
Fiorello LaGuardia - Mayor of NY City
Fran Carpentier - Magazine Editor
Freddy Fender - Guitarist
Gamal Nasser - Leader of Egypt
Gary Jr. Hall - Olympic Gold Swimmer
Gary Valenciano - Singer
George Lucas - Director/Producer
Gladys Knight - singer
Ghostface Killah - Rapper
Gordon Jump - Actor
H.G. Wells - Writer/Novelist (The War of the Worlds)
Hafiz al Assad - Syrian President
Halle Berry - Actress (Type 1)
Herbert "Tiny Tim" Kahury - Singer
Howard Hughes - Industrialist
Hoyt Axton - Singer
Jack Benny - Comedian
Jackie Gleason – Actor/ Comedian
Jackie Robinson - Baseball
James "Buster" Douglas - Boxer
James Brown - Singer
James Cagney - Actor
James Cagney - Actor/Producer/Director/Dancer
James Conklin - Founder-National Academy of Recording Arts and sciences
James Doohan - Actor
James Hunter - MLB Baseball
James Lloyd - Congressman
Jane Wyman - Actress
Jason Johnson - MLB Detroit Tigers
Jason Leeuewenberg - Sports caster
Jay Hewitt - Iron Man tri-athlete
Jean Smart - Actress
Jerry Garcia - Singer, Musician
Jerry Lewis - Actor/Comedian
Jerry Mathers - Actor (Leave It to Beaver)
Jim Hamblin - California Newsman
Jim Turner - Actor
Joe Gibbs - NFL Washington Redskins
John Davidson - Motorcycles
Johnny Cash - Country Singer
Jonathan Hayes - NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
Joseph Kolter - Politician
Kelli Kuehne - Golfer
Kendall Simmons - NFL Pittsburgh
Kenny Duckett - NFL New Orleans
Ken Kesey - Novelist
Kevin Nealon - Comedian
King Fahd - King of Saudi Arabia
Kris Freeman - Olympic Skier
Larry King - Talk Show Host
Leonard Thompson - First Insulin Recipient
Les McCann - jazz musician
Leslie West - Musician
Linda Goodman - Author
Lois Jovanovic-Peterson - Endocrinologist, Author
Luther Vandross - Singer
Lyle Leverich - Biographer
Mae West - Actress
Mahalia Jackson - Gospel Singer
Mama Cass Elliot - Singer
Mario Puzo - Author (The Godfather)
Marion Barry - Mayor Of Washington DC
Mark Collie - Country Singer
Marvin Isley - Singer
Mary Tyler Moore - Actress (Type 1)
Meatloaf - Musician
Melvin Franklin - Singer
Menachem Begin - PM of Israel
Michelle McGann - Golfer
Mick Fleetwood - 70's Rock Singer (Fleetwood Mack)
Mick Fleetwood - Musician
Mike Echols - NFL Tennessee Titans
Mike Huckabee - Politician
Mike Sinclair - NFL Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Davis - Jazz Trumpeter
Milton Rubicam - Genealogist
Minnie Pearl - Entertainer/Actress
Mother Love - Entertainer, author
Nat Adderly - Jazz Trumpeter
Neil Young - Rock Singer
Nell Carter - Actress/Actress
Nicole Johnson - Miss America, 1999
Nick Jonas -(Type 1) Pop Star
Nikita Kruschev - USSR Premier
Norman Whitfield - Musician
Otto Preminger - Producer
Paddy Devlin - Politician
Pam Fernandes - Para Olympian
Park Overall - Actress
Patti LaBelle - Singer (Type 2)
Paul Cezanne - Artist
Paul Winfield - Actor
Peggy Lee - Singer
Piers Anthony - Author
Ralph Bunche - Nobel Peace Winner
Randy Jackson - Music Producer-American Idol judge type2 diabetes
Ray Kroc - McDonald's
Richard Bartlett - Screenwriter
Richard Mulligan - Actor
Rick Dudley - Hockey
Rick James - Singer
Rodolfo Garcia - AP Reporter
Ron Santo - MLB Chicago Cubs
Samuel Block - Civil Rights Activist
Sarah Bina - Championship clogger
Scott Coleman - Swam English Channel
Scott Dunton - Surfer
Scott Verplank - Golfer
Sharon Stone - Actress
Sir Harry Seacomb - Comedian
Sir Steven Redgrave - Olympic
‘Smokin' Joe’ Frazier - Boxer
Spencer Tracy - Actor
Stephen Furst - Actor
Steve McCafferry - Author, Poet
Sugar Ray Robinson - Boxer
Syd Barret - Pink Floyd
Sylvia Chase - ABC News Reporter
Thomas Alva Edison - Scientist
Tim Parker - Rapper
Tiny Tim - Singer
Tommy Lee - Musician
Ty Cobb - Baseball
Victor Garber - Actor
W.L. Gherra - PayLess Drugstores
Walt Kelly - Cartoonist
Walter Barnes - NFL Philadelphia
Wasim Akram - Cricketer
Waylon Jennings - Country Singer
Wei Jingsheng - Chinese Dissident
Wilfred Brimley - Actor
Winnie Mandela - Politician South Africa
Yuri Andropov - Soviet Union Leader
Zippora Karz - NYC Ballet Soloist
There are many more famous diabetics who are not included here.
Sorry if you are among the famous diabetics and is not on the list. I didn’t mean to leave you off.
This list goes to show that anyone can suffer from diabetes.
However, this list of famous diabetics should serve as an inspiration for you to continue on the path to your dream.
Read this article about the top 5 diabetes risk factors that the famous diabetics didn't know about.
If you are among the famous diabetics or not please note that diabetes cures do exist.
If you need help to reverse the onset of diabetes naturally then you should consider this useful book. Well it is more like guide. The Original Diabetes Reversal Report comes well recomended. Do take a peek.
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