33 Famous People with Type 1 Diabetes

Test strips, blood sugar monitors, and insulin pumps are all part of a day in the life of someone living with Diabetes. Several famous actors, musicians, and athletes have Type I Diabetes. Some of these celebrities were diagnosed with diabetes when they were children, while others developed the disease later on in life.

Who is the most famous person with Type I Diabetes? tops our list. The “Basic Instinct” star was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. Mary Tyler Moore was diagnosed with Type I diabetes around the time she was filming “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She is now an outspoken advocate who brings awareness to the disease. “American Idol” alum Crystal Bowersox has been hospitalized due to complications with Type I diabetes.

Several famous men also have Type I diabetes. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 2008. Poison front man Bret Michaels was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was 6 years old. Pop star Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 2005. In 1957, Jackie Robinson was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic.

Sharon Stone

“Basic Instinct” star Sharon Stone was diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

Vanessa Williams was diagnosed with Type I diabetes and supports many diabetes charities.

Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore was diagnosed with Type I diabetes around the time she was filming “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She is now an outspoken advocate who brings awareness to the disease.

Nick Jonas

Pop star Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 2005.

Peter O’Toole

In 1976 “Lawrence of Arabia” star Peter O’Tool underwent surgery to have his pancreas and a portion of his stomach removed, which resulted in his being diagnosed with type I diabetes.

Jackie Robinson

In 1957 Jackie Robinson was diagnosed with type I diabetes.

Bret Michaels

Poison front man Bret Michaels was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was 6 years old.

Anne Rice

“Interview with a Vampire” author Anne Rice says that her Type I diabetes almost killed her.

Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 2008.

Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was seven years old.

Ron Santo

Cubs great Ron Santo tried to hide the fact that he had Type I diabetes because he feared that he would be forced to retire.

Damon Dash

Entrepreneur Damon Dash suffers from Type I diabetes.

Jean Smart

“24” star Jean Smart lives with Type I diabetes.

Crystal Bowersox

“American Idol” alum Crystal Bowersox has been hospitalized due to complications with Type I diabetes.

Darren Brass

Miami Ink tattoo artist Darren Brass lives with Type I diabetes.

Devin Grayson

Devin Grayson is a comic book author who is diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

Kris Freeman

The United States number one cross country skier lives with Type I diabetes.

Adam Morrison

Basketball star Adam Morrison was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at age 13.

Sam Fuld

Sam Fuld has Type I diabetes and the baseball player also runs a sports camp for diabetic children.

Chris Dudley

Chris Dudley has diabetes and he gives back to the diabetic community with his foundation The Chris Dudley Foundation.

Jay Leeuwenburg

Football player Jay Leeuwenburg was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at age 12.

Brandon Morrow

Pitcher Brandon Morrow was diagnosed with Type I diabetes as a senior in high school.

B. J. Crombeen

B.J. Crombeen has been diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

Dustin McGowan

Dustin McGowan learned that he had Type I diabetes in 2005.

Nick Boynton

Nick Boynton is a NHL hockey player who lives with diabetes.

Adam Goren

Adam Goren is a New York musician that has been diagnosed with diabetes.

Scott Verplank

Professional golfer Scott Verplank is diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

Jimmy Fryzel

Jimmy Fryzel was put on the injured reserved list after discovering his diabetes diagnosis.

Bobby Clarke

Hockey great Bobby Clarke was diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

Toby Petersen

Hockey player Toby Petersen is diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

Nicole Johnson

Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson was diagnosed with Type I diabetes and she frequently does charity work to support the cause.

Mike Echols

Mike Echols has Type I diabetes and requires the use of insulin.

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