In connection to the Extensive List of Famous People and Celebrities with Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus, I wanted to give you guys additional updates on which celebrities have these disease. Consider it a sequel to my earlier post.

Before that, I always start with sharing my experience as a nurse to our readers who might benefit from it in one way or another. Some months back, I was fortunate enough to care for this patient who had Diabetes Mellitus. I can tell the disease was already in advance stage basing from the vital signs shes showing, skyrocketing blood sugar levels (the reading I remembered was 400+ which is 4 times higher than normal). She had gangrene on her left big toe which I dressed every day. The doctor told her that the only way to stop the progression was to amputate the toe, and so he did schedule her for amputation days after. The patient was not at all happy about losing her toe but it was the lesser evil than her loosing her entire leg.

This is of course, not to discourage or frighten anyone but my point here is that prevention will always be better than cure. Dont let this happen to you or to your loved one.

So, to shift to a lighter side, here are the list of Celebrities and Famous People with Diabetes both Mellitus and Insipidus.

Jack Benny - Comedian

Halle Berry - Actress (Monster's Ball, X-Men, Die Another Day)

Wilford Brimley - Actor (Cocoon, The China Syndrome)

J. Anthony Brown -
Actor (Drumline), comedian, radio personality, dLifeTV co-host

Delta Burke - Actress (Designing Women) Miss Florida; Miss USA

James Cagney -
Actor (Public Enemy, Angels With Dirty Faces, Yankee Doodle Dandy)

Nell Carter - Actress (Gimme a Break)

Alvin Childress - Actor (Amos & Andy)

Dick Clark - Entertainer, television producer

James Doohan - Actor (scotty from Star Trek)

Dale Evans - Entertainer (The Yellow Rose of Texas, The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show)

Stephen Furst - Actor (Animal House)

Victor Garber - Actor (Alias, Titanic, First Wives Club, Sleepless in Seattle)

Jackie Gleason - Actor (The Honeymooners, Smokey and the Bandit, The Hustler)

Dorian Gregory- Actor (Baywatch Nights, Charmed, The Other Half)

Dana Hill - Actress (Shoot the Moon, European Vacation)

Randy Jackson– Musician, producer, American Idol judge

Nocole Johnson- dLifeTV co-host; Miss America 1999; author and diabetes advocate.

Ziporra- Ballet teacher, former NYC Ballet Soloist

Larry King - Talk show host

Al Lewis - Actor (The Munsters)

Jerry Lewis - Comedian

Jerry Mathers - Actor (Leave it to Beaver)

Mary Tyler Moore - Actress (Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People) and diabetes advocate

Mother Love - Entertainer, author, motivational speaker, dLifeTV co-host

Richard Mulligan - Actor (Soap, Empty Nest)

Carroll O'Conner - Actor (All in the Family, Heat of the Night)

Park Overall - Actress (Empty Nest)

Della Reese - Actress, singer (Touched by an Angel)

Esther Rolle - Actress (Good Times)

Sir Harry Secombe - Welsh singer, entertainer; former president of the British Diabetic Association.

Jean Smart - Actress (Designing Women)

Elaine Stritch- Comedian, actress

Elizabeth Taylor - Actress (National Velvet, Cleopatra, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Jim Turner- Actor (Bewitched, Arli$$), dLifeTV co-host

Aida Tuturro – Actress (The Sopranos)

Mae West - Actress (My Little Chickadee, I'm No Angel)

Wasim Akram - Pakistani cricket fast bowler

Walter Barnes - Football and actor. Before acting career he played professional football for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, 1948-1951.

Sarah Bina - Championship clogger

Ty Cobb - MLB - Detroit Tigers

Scott Coleman - Swimmer - first man with diabetes to swim the English Channel, (August 17th 1996)

Kenny Duckett - NFL - New Orleans Saints

Rick Dudley - Hockey

Mike Echols - NFL - Tennessee Titans

Pam Fernandes - Para Olympian

Curt Frasier - NHL - Chicago Black Hawks

Walt Frazier - * NBA - New York Knicks

“Smokin’ Joe” Frazier - Boxing

Dave Hollins - 1993 Phillies World Series Third Baseman

James "Catfish" Hunter - MLB - Pitcher, Baseball Hall-of-Famer

Chuck Heidenrich - Skiing

ay Leeuwenburg - NFL - Indianapolis Colts Lineman

Michael Earl Malone -* Son of former NBA star Moses Malone.

Michelle McGann - LPGA golfer

Jackie Robinson - Baseball Player

Sugar Ray Robinson - Boxing

Ron Santo - MLB - Chicago Cubs legend

Mike Sinclair - NFL - Philadelphia Eagles

Sherri Turner - LPGA golfer

Scott Verplank - PGA golfer

Jo Ann Washam - LPGA golfer

David "Boomer" Wells - San Diego Padres Pitcher

Wade Wilson - NFL - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback

Nat Adderley - Jazz Musician

Syd Barret - Singer (Pink Floyd)

Danny Joe Brown - Singer (Molly Hatchet)

James Brown - 'The Godfather of Soul'

Johnny Cash - 'The Man in Black'

Mark Collie - Country Singer

David Crosby - Singer (Crosby, Stills, and Nash)
Miles Davis - Jazz Musician

Johnny Darrell - Country music singer

Phife Dawg - Rapper (A Tribe Called Quest)

Mama Cass Elliott - Singer (Mamas and the Papas)

Ella Fitzgerald - Singer

Mick Fleetwood - Musician (Fleetwood Mac)

Aretha Franklin - 'The Queen of Soul'

Melvin Franklin - Singer

Jerry Garcia - Singer, Musician (Grateful Dead)

Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Musician

Shirley Horn - Grammy-winning Jazz singer and pianist

Marvin Isley - Singer (The Isley Brothers)

Mahalia Jackson - Gospel Singer

Waylon Jennings - Country Singer

Herbert Kahury (“Tiny Tim”) - Singer

B.B. King - Blues Singer and Musician

Patti LaBelle - Soul singer

Peggy Lee - Jazz singer, Grammy winner

Tommy Lee - Drummer (Motley Crue)

Curtis Mayfield - Soul singer

Neil Young - Singer and guitarist

Gary Valenciano - Philipinno singer

Luther Vandross - Singer

Norman Whitfield - Grammy winning R&B songwriter and record producer

That's it guys! Hope you had something after being on this post about list of Celebrities and Famous People with Diabetes. Till the next post.


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