20 Famous People with Type 2 Diabetes

Unlike folks with Type 1 Diabetes, people with Type 2 Diabetes can still produce insulin. However, their bodies are resistant to the insulin produced by their pancreases. Several famous actors, musicians and athletes have Type II Diabetes. Some of these celebrities were diagnosed with diabetes when they were children, while others were diagnosed as adults. An extremely successful sci-fi director even has Type II Diabetes.
Who is the┬ámost famous person┬áwho has Type II diabetes? tops our list. was diagnosed with Type II diabetes as a young woman. Berry said she changed her diet drastically after the diagnosis. She states, “I started to eat loads of wonderful fresh vegetables, chicken, fresh fish, and pasta. I cut out red meat and cut back on fruit because it can contain quite a lot of sugar.” “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd dropped 40 pounds after being diagnosed as Type II diabetic
Several famous men also have Type II diabetes. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has a mild case of Type II diabetes. Tom Hanks revealed that he was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in a candid interview with┬áDavid Letterman. Drew Carey reversed the effects of Type II diabetes by drastically changing his diet and lifestyle.



Halle Berry

Halle Berry was diagnosed with Type II diabetes as a young woman. Berry said she changed her diet drastically after the diagnosis. She states, “I started to eat loads of wonderful fresh vegetables, chicken, fresh fish and pasta. I cut out red meat and cut back on fruit because it can contain quite a lot of sugar.”

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks revealed that he was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in a candid interview with David Letterman.

Reportedly, Elvis Presley was shocked by his Type II diabetes diagnosis. Presley did not change his lifestyle after the diagnosis and many people believe that it contributed to his early death.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey reversed the effects of Type II diabetes by drastically changing his diet and lifestyle.

George Lucas

“Star Wars” creator George Lucas has a mild case of Type II diabetes.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison died of complications with Type II diabetes in 1931.

Larry King

Larry King stopped smoking, changed his diet, and adopted a healthier lifestyle after his Type II diabetes diagnosis.

Mikhail Gorbachev

The Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev suffers from a severe case of Type II diabetes.

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash died at age 71 due to complications with type II diabetes.

Mike Huckabee

Governor Mike Huckabee was able to reverse his Type II diabetes by changing his diet and incorporating exercise into his life.

Dick Clark

“American Bandstand” host Dick Clark was diagnosed with Type II diab               
 

Sherri Shepherd

“View” co-host Sherri Shepherd dropped 40 pounds after being diagnosed with Type II diabetes.

Paul Sorvino

“Goodfellas” star Paul Sorvino fights the symptoms of diabetes with the help of his daughter, the Oscar winning actress Mira Sorvino.

H. G. Wells

H.G. Wells was a diabetic and the founder of what is known as Diabetes UK today.

Billie Jean King

Tennis great Billie Jean King lost 35 pounds and changed her lifestyle when she was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2007.

B.B. King

Blues legend B.B. King has lived with Type II diabetes for over 20 years.

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and he now spends his free time educating people about the disease.

Delta Burke

Delta Burke was diagnosed with Type II diabetes at the age of 41.

Patti LaBelle

Patti Labelle doesn’t like to think of herself as a diabetic and instead prefers the term “divabetic.”

David Wells

American baseball player David Wells was diagnosed with Type II diabetes as an adult.

Wade Wilson

Wade Wilson of the Dallas Cowboys used his type II diabetes as an excuse for taking performance enhancing drugs back in 2007.