- advertisement -

Famous people with type 1 diabetes

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Becky Stevens mom, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. McKenna'smom

    McKenna'smom Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    656
    Bo Diddley - Blues guitarist

    Crystal Bowersox - American Idol Contestant

    Nat Strand - Doctor, Amazing Race Winner
     
  2. LoveMyHounds

    LoveMyHounds Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    325
  3. momof2marchboys

    momof2marchboys Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    239
    Luke Branquinon - Professional Rodeo Steer Wrestler
     
  4. NeurosurgeryNP

    NeurosurgeryNP Approved members

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    248
    Nicole Johnson. Miss America 1996 I believe.

    Toby Petersen Dallas Stars NHL
     
  5. danielsmom

    danielsmom Approved members

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Messages:
    798
  6. anna-bananna

    anna-bananna Approved members

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    127
    What about the actor (main character) from the War Horse movie? (Sorry, I can't remember his name, so he could already be on the list, somewhere!)
     
  7. Becky Stevens mom

    Becky Stevens mom Approved members

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    8,719
    Im so glad you found this thread and are adding to it:) It has helped me so much to know about all these famous people with type 1 living life to the fullest and accomplishing any goals they have for themselves
     
  8. Connie(BC)Type 1

    Connie(BC)Type 1 Approved members

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,388
    Sharon Stone denies being a diabetic
     
  9. CAGrandma

    CAGrandma Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    530
    I think Jackie Robinson was probably type 2. He was diagnosed shortly after his retirement from baseball.
     
  10. MrsBadshoe

    MrsBadshoe Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,427
    Mary Mouser - Actress on Burden of Proof on ABC. She also just got the network to add Type 1 diabetes to her character
     
  11. kjmaf

    kjmaf Approved members

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    87

    Yes, Vanessa Williams has type 1. My DD did a black history month project on her last year. She was diagnosed as a young adult (after Miss America).

    Also, Kendall Simmons, former NFL guard for the the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots has type 1. I heard him speak in January and he was feeling terrible on the drive to report to training camp his rookie season. He old the trainer he did not feel good when he got there. The trainer gave him a physical and sent him directly to the hospital for a type 1 diagnosis.
     
  12. AlexsDad

    AlexsDad Approved members

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    80
    Brandon Morrow is a starting pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays. Also, Sam Fuld, an outfielder with the Tampa Rays.

    I think that Catfish Hunter was type 2 though.

    Also, don't forget former Yale and NBA player Chris Dudley, who ran for governor of Oregon in 2010.
     
  13. ashtensmom

    ashtensmom Approved members

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Messages:
    551
    I am glad you didn't mind me reviving it:). Yes, I find reading this helps me tremendously too. It gives me hope that dd will/can live a happy, full filling life.
     
  14. MamaLibby

    MamaLibby Approved members

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    607
  15. Deal

    Deal Approved members

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Messages:
    557
    Let me add a couple Canadians. I notice Bobby Clarke already mentioned. He is the GM for the Philadelphia Flyers and the only diabetic person I was aware of as a kid. There are a few other T1's playing in the NHL and a new one is about to be signed. Tie Domi's son Max Domi will be a round one signing this year. He also has celiac disease but nothing will get in his way of the NHL dream. Check this video out: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/2011/12/17/domi_diabetes/ and another http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhCHoQW2yqw

    Also a past Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney, has adult onset type 1.
     
  16. KyleBugsMom

    KyleBugsMom Approved members

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    200
    Ron Santo - Hall Of Fame 3rd baseman for the Chicago Cubs
    Carling Coffing - LPGA Futures Tour
     
  17. pianoplayer4

    pianoplayer4 Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,060
    Michel musso (not sure how you spell his name) Disney actor ( Hana Montana and hatching Pete)
     
  18. nanhsot

    nanhsot Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    2,626
    I'm not sure this one is correct; I think his character did, not the actor in real life. I could be wrong though, but I'm fairly certain. DD went through a Hannah Montana phase....
     
  19. pianoplayer4

    pianoplayer4 Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,060
    I'm pretty sure he does, I know he wrote a song about diabetes (really stupid song) I remember seeing the episode and looking it up after...
     
  20. nanhsot

    nanhsot Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    2,626
    Just did a quick google search and all my hits said it was only his character, and not the actor????
     

Share This Page

- advertisement -

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice