So, I’ve been writing a lot of serious posts about diabetes lately, so I thought I’d lighten the mood a little bit today! Today I’m posting about famous diabetics!
There are a TON of celebrities with diabetes out there! When I started to write this post, I knew of a few, but I am amazed to find out just how many there are! Here is brief list for you, with a few choice comments from me!
Crystal Bowersox (of recent American Idol Fame)
Nick Jonas (yes, I did go there.)
Miles Davis (I knew I had to have something else in common with Miles besides awesomeness!)
Ghostface Killah (my personal favorite)
Mary Tyler Moore (she was the first famous diabetic I ever knew about)
Carroll O’Connor (All in the Family=most brilliant sit-com EVER!)
Wilford Brimley (duh)
Sugar Ray Robinson
(and a bunch of other MLB and NFL players whose names I don’t personally recognize, because I’m not a sports fan, but whom I’m sure are famous, nonetheless. )
Marion Berry (not to be confused with marionberry)
Ray Kroc (founder of McDonald’s . . . interesting)
Sonia Sotomayor (Supreme Court Justice)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Larry Miller (of Utah Jazz Ownership fame)
Anyway, I just wanted to say, we’re taking over the world! Mwa ha ha! (In all seriousness though, we literally are taking over the world, which is not a good thing. Remember my earlier post about how between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 Americans will have diabetes by 2050 if we don’t do something about it? We need to take action! While it is fun to read a long list of famous diabetics, the goal is to see this list grow smaller and smaller! )
If you want to read more about famous diabetics I found a lot of these on this web-site at dLife. For a more extensive list and biographies of these individuals, go check it out!
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