With an ever increasing number of people developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes, it has never been more important to look to role models in order to gain insight and inspiration.

It is often easy to look at celebrities assuming that their lives consist exclusively of wining, dining and socialising.

However, many high flying celebrities, sportsmen and socialites actually have diabetes yet never appear to allow having this condition interfere with their aspirations, goals and ambitions.

It is for these reasons that they are such great role models to many people with the condition. Below are just a handful of the celebrities, sportsmen, politicians and socialites who have diabetes yet have not let the condition hold them back from attaining their goals and dreams.

Pioneers of diabetes

As well as the celebrities listed below, there are numerous individuals, whom are considered pioneers – for either their contribution to diabetes research and understanding or those whose resiliance is positively uplifting. See the complete list of diabetes pioneers

If there any celebrities or pioneers you’d like us to profile, let us know

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