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32 Famous People with Diabetes  

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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 diabetes? Sharon Stone tops our list. Mary Tyler Moore was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in her 30s. She eventually became an outspoken advocate bringing 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 frontman 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 the 1950s, Jackie Robinson was diagnosed as a diabetic.

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Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 32 Famous People with Diabetes
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Basic Instinct star Sharon Stone was diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

Age: 61

Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania

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Vanessa Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 32 Famous People with Diabetes
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Vanessa Williams was diagnosed with Type I diabetes and supports many diabetes charities.

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Mary Tyler Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 32 Famous People with Diabetes
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Mary Tyler Moore was diagnosed with Type I diabetes before she filmed The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She was an outspoken advocate who brought awareness to the disease.

Age: Dec. at 80 (1936-2017)

Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York City, New York

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Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 32 Famous People with Diabetes
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Pop star Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 2005.

Age: 26

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

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