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.

MTV’s True Life: I Have Diabetes

With the recent news of Paula Deen’s battle with type 2 diabetes, diabetes has been getting some negative coverage in the media. I’ve even heard comments like ” No wonder Paula Deen has diabetes when she eats so much sugar and butter.” This is frustrating because it perpetuates the false stereotype that all people with … Continue reading MTV’s True Life: I Have Diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 1: Chris Dudley Blazes a Trail for Children with Diabetes

As a teenager, Chris Dudley was diagnosed with type I diabetes. At the time he was told that a person with diabetes could not become a professional basketball player. Through hard work and excellent control of his diabetes, Dudley proved that this was a fallacy. Today, Dudley is the starting center for the Portland Trail … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Chris Dudley Blazes a Trail for Children with Diabetes