Saturday, September 19, 2009

Famous Type 1 Diabetics

I got this information from a site for diabetes support, both type 1 and 2, but I weeded out all the type 2's.  These are famous type 1's only from

Famous Type 1 Diabetics

Berry, Halle - Actress (Monster's Ball, X-Men, Die Another Day)
Cairns, Douglas - Pilot; first type 1 to fly around the world and raise money for the cause
Clarke, Bobby - NHL (Philadelphia Flyers)
Collie, Mark - Country Singer
Dudley, Chris - NBA (New York Knicks center
Freeman, Kris - US Olympic cross country skiing team
Garber, Victor - Actor (Alias, Titanic, First Wives Club, Sleepless in Seattle) 
Gregory, Dorian - Actor (Baywatch Nights, Charmed, The Other Half)
Hall, Gary, Jr. - US Olympic Gold Medalist (swimming)
Hemingway, Ernest - Author (For Whom the Bell Tolls; A Farewell to Arms; The Sun Also Rises)
Hewitt, Jay - Iron Man triathlete
Hill, Dana - Actress (Shoot the Moon, European Vacation)
Hollins, Dave - 1993 Phillies World Series Third Baseman
Hunter, James "Catfish" - MLB Baseball Hall-of-Famer (baseball)
Jarvis, Chris - World Champion Canadian rower
Johnson, Jason - MLB (Pitcher, Detroit Tigers)
Johnson, Nicole - Miss America, 1999
Jonas, Nick - Jonas Brothers  
Keuhne, Kellie - LPGA golfer
Lee, Tommy - Drummer (Motley Crue)
Leeuewenberg, Jason - Sports caster, former Indianapolis Colts)
Lucas, George - Director and producer (Star Wars, American Graffiti, Raiders of the Lost Ark)
McGann, Michelle - LPGA golfer
Michaels, Bret - Singer (Poison)
Moore, Mary Tyler - Actress (Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People); diabetes advocate
Mulligan, Richard - Actor (Soap, Empty Nest)
Overall, Park - Actress (Empty Nest)
Parker, Tim - "Gift of Gab," rapper for hip hop group Blackolicious
Pember, David - MLB (Milwaukee Brewers)
Reichert, Dan - MLB (Kansas City Royals)
Rice, Anne - Author (Interview With a Vampire)
Robinson, Jackie - Baseball player
Santo, Ron - MLB (Chicago Cubs legend)
Smart, Jean - Actress (Designing Women)
Thompson, Leonard - 1st person to receive insulin injection at the age of 12
Verplank, Scott - PGA golfer
Wells, H. G. - Author (War of the Worlds; The Time Machine; The Invisible Man)

Wow--I guess diabetics can do great things!! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi maddie..this is diabetologist from india..u seem to b very courageos n strong girl I liked it a lot...guess wht everyone has a story to tell ..with me I lost my right eye when 7 yrs old n have artificial one now.but life moves ahead now this april I am done with my mbbs n diabetes n fellowship in medicine...i am sure even u wil acheive great success n live life happily ..all the best fighter..