Category Archives: Celebrities

Famous people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

People often think that diabetes strikes only the overweight and sedentary, or unhealthy eaters and bad life style.

But anyone can be diagnosed with diabetes, even world-class athletes, or the rich and famous celebrities.

The following celebrities all had some risk factors for diabetes (such as weight, ethnicity, or family history), but many were still shocked to hear the diagnosis. They’ve all made healthy changes in their lives, and many now speak out about the dangers of type1 type 2 diabetes.

AskNadia: Why You Should Not Wash Chicken Before Cooking it

Dear Nadia, I heard washing packaged store bought chicken, and other raw meats are unsafe before cooking. SK Sacramento CA Dear SK, I was trained to wash all the foods we consumed before cooking them. But, according to the FDA, uncooked chicken, red meat and seafood should not be washed before cooking. However, whole fruits … Continue reading AskNadia: Why You Should Not Wash Chicken Before Cooking it

Type 1 Flashback Friday: Nick Jonas, a Pop Star With a Conscience

“Got the news today, doctor said I had to stay, a little bit longer and I’ll be fine….Waitin’ on a cure, but none of them are sure,  a little bit longer and I’ll be fine….So I wait ‘til kingdom come, all the highs and lows are gone, a little bit longer and I’ll be fine.” … Continue reading Type 1 Flashback Friday: Nick Jonas, a Pop Star With a Conscience

Diabetes Health Podcast Interview: Nick Jonas Beyond Type 1

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to Diabetes Health in the News Podcast Nick Jonas, our podcast guest, will be joining us, to talk about a new diabetes site for people living with type 1 diabetes. He is a singer/songwriter, patient advocate and a person … Continue reading Diabetes Health Podcast Interview: Nick Jonas Beyond Type 1

Flashback Friday: Diabetes And Doing Your Best

If you are searching around for an inspirational book, look no further. Diabetes and Doing Your Best is a personal account of a young teen’s early experience with diabetes. During the summer of 1987, ten year old Nick Walters began to complain to his parents of feeling generally lousy. Initially nobody, including Nick’s doctor, suspected … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Diabetes And Doing Your Best

Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Brings Order to Her Diabetes

Award winning S. Epatha Merkerson, Television, film and stage actress, brings a new order to her diabetes management: Get to Your Goals Program, which encourages people with type 2 diabetes to know their A1C, set a goal and take action. 11 years ago Merkerson was at celebrity health event where good nutrition and exercise was … Continue reading Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Brings Order to Her Diabetes

Type 2 Comedian Drew Carey Sheds 80 Pounds, Says No-Carb Diet Did It

Keep a close eye on this story. It has two elements necessary for creating a lot of buzz: a celebrity and his unconventional “cure” for a disease.  People magazine reports that comedian Drew Carey says he has stopped his type 2 diabetes – and the need to take any medications for it – by shedding … Continue reading Type 2 Comedian Drew Carey Sheds 80 Pounds, Says No-Carb Diet Did It

Halle Berry Says She’s Worked Her Way Up From Type 1 to Type 2 Diabetes

No less an authority than the New York Times wrote in May 2006 that Halle Berry has type 1 diabetes, listing her as one of several “stars who have type 1 – Gary Hall, the Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer; Adam Morrison, the Gonzaga University basketball star; [and] Halle Berry.” Ms. Berry is also described as … Continue reading Halle Berry Says She’s Worked Her Way Up From Type 1 to Type 2 Diabetes

Children with Diabetes, You Are My True Inspiration

Jay Hewitt is 41 years old and has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1991. He is an elite Ironman triathlete (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run) and three-time member of the U.S. National Team for Long Course Triathlon. He is a lawyer, the father of a 16-month-old daughter, and a … Continue reading Children with Diabetes, You Are My True Inspiration

Diabetes Health Type 2: Paula Deen: Cooking Up a New Life With Diabetes

Paula Deen, a celebrity Southern chef known for her unrestrained love of butter and sugar, is no stranger to the media. She received a flurry of bad press recently when she revealed that she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years earlier. Shortly thereafter, she became a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk’s Victoza. Following … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Paula Deen: Cooking Up a New Life With Diabetes