Entertainment

32 Famous People with Diabetes 

Celebrity Lists
178k views 30 items

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.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities have diabetes? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 32 Famous People with Diabetes
Photo: Georges Biard/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA 3.0

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

Age: 61

Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania

More Sharon Stone 

#56 of 380 The Best American Actresses Working Today #92 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #281 of 470 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Vanessa Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 32 Famous People with Diabetes
Photo: John Athayde/Wikimedia Commons/Wikimedia Commons
Vanessa Williams was diagnosed with Type I diabetes and supports many diabetes charities.

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York

More Vanessa Williams 

#146 of 974 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #235 of 380 The Best American Actresses Working Today #138 of 277 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Time

Mary Tyler Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 32 Famous People with Diabetes
Photo: Alan Light/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0

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

More Mary Tyler Moore 

#156 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #154 of 470 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 32 Famous People with Diabetes
Photo: MTV International/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 3.0
Pop star Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 2005.

Age: 26

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

More Nick Jonas 

#1,177 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing Everybody Who Has Dated The Jonas Brotherslisted on Musical Guests of the Jay Leno Show