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Famous type 1 diabetics!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by moustachediabetic, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. moustachediabetic

    moustachediabetic Type 1 · Member

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    Does anyone know any celebrities with type 1 diabetes? Would really like to know. :)


    Moustache Diabetic out!!
     
  2. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Steve Redgrave

    Indiana x


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    Bret Michaels & Mari Wilson (both singers) have type 1 diabetes.
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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  5. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about her!

    Didn't she claim to have cured herself?

    Indiana x


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  6. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Dominic Littlelwood

    Edit; Got his name wrong
     
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    Dominic Littlewood (Cowboy Builders) has had type 1 diabetes since he was a child.
     
  8. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I think you're right. She was diagnosed T1 and apparently weened herself off insulin ? Not sure if she is back on it now or if she was misdiagnosed and is possibly T2 ?
     
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    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's right! I thought it was something like that.
    I remember all the hype about it, she got a lot of people's hopes up :(

    Indiana x


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  11. Jaylee

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    Stan Laurel..


    I read something about Poison singer Bret Michaels in Kerrang magazine interveiw about 25 years ago regarding a song on their album that came out at the time.. It was an "ode" to a dead roadie that used to run a around after Bret picking up the pieces regarding his diabetes control.. The poor roadie wasn't just lugging cabs, he was thinking like a pancreas too....

    Yep, I was "militant" back then too & found Bret's article irritating at the time.... To say the least..!
     
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    Neil Young (of Crosby, Stills, Nash and ...)
     
  15. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    She's type 2.
     
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    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought Tom Hanks was type 2 as well . . . but apart from Steve Redgrave, these were all unknown to me! :happy:
     
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    Loved Kerrang. always got that and Motorcycle News every week :)
     
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    Steve Redgrave was diagnosed T2 but I believe had to inject insulin due the demands of his 6000 calories a day diet.
     
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  19. noblehead

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    I believe Steve is on a insulin pump, he went on insulin because he needed to consume something like 6000 calories a day when he was at the height of his career.
     
  20. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've spent my whole diabetic life (pretty much my whole life) seeing him as a type 1 role model!!
    I feel like I've been lied to!

    Hahaha!!

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