Diabetes Week Celebrities
Each year, Diabetes Week is supported by a number of celebrities who may take part in a walk or sponsored run, or help to influence fundraising by supporting a particular event.
Why do celebrities take part?
Celebrities either partake in Diabetes Week because they have diabetes themselves, or because they support a good cause.
Talking about diabetes, the theme of this year, strikes a particular chord with celebrity Joe Pasquale.
English comedian Joe, star of ‘I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ and TV host, is supporting Diabetes Week 2011 this year.
He was reported in diabetes news as commenting: "Learning to live with diabetes can be challenging, and the emotional and psychological impact it can have can influence how well it’s managed."
Continuing, Pasquale stated "This is a critical issue as, without proper management, diabetes can lead to blindness, heart disease, stroke and amputation. It’s vital that people receive the emotional support they need to effectively manage their diabetes. That’s why during Diabetes Week 2011 Diabetes UK is raising awareness of the importance of talking about diabetes, and what better way to do this than by encouraging everyone across the UK to hold a Big Diabetes Week Quiz.”
Joe praised the Diabetes UK Careline service, highlighting just how vital the information and emotional support provided by Careline really is for people with diabetes.
- See a list of famous people with diabetes