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Famous type 1 diabetics!

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

  1. Scardoc

    Scardoc · Well-Known Member

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    If you want a role model Google the Badwater Ultra Marathon. Once your suitably impressed that crazy people even attempt it, consider this:

    "In 2007, then-19 year old Ben Eakin - son of Laura Weber and coached and crewed by Scott Weber - completed his first solo crossing, having only finished 2 marathons and 1 50K prior to doing so. Eakin completed the 146 mile solo from Badwater to the summit of Mount Whitney, to become the youngest person to complete the lowest to highest course, as well as the first type-1 diabetic."
     
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  2. PaulinaB

    PaulinaB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  3. Scardoc

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    Can there be any better named T1 diabetic than Catfish Hunter??? Brilliant. His parents must really have resented that conception!
     
  4. Hooked

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    Yes, type 2. As far as I know anyway!
     
  5. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Paul O'Neill who was formerly a British Touring Car driver and now does some ITV4s coverage of BTCC is Type1.
    Got the chance to speak to him at one of last years BTCC rounds and he gave me some good advice about diabetes.
    As a fan of all motor racing, especially BTCC, before diagnosis it was nice to know others you have watched etc were also going through the same as you.
     
  6. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Googum Type 1 · Member

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    Peter O Toole was t1 after having part of stomach and had his pancreas removed another actor is Morgan Freeman who is T1 as well
     
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    Carole Hill Type 2 · Member

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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    No she's type 2.
     
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    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Just come across Bryan Adams! Remembered this post to add it to


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  13. Googum

    Googum Type 1 · Member

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    Am sorry this is a old thread but Theresa May has diabetes T1 and not T2
     
  14. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Teresa May T1 or T2.. Depends which media source you are reading doesn't it?
     
  15. Googum

    Googum Type 1 · Member

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    I met Theresa may at a dinner function and she said to me that she was T1 and was still going through a honey moon period at the time and only had to inject twice a day with basel and here is a interview she did with the daily mail and talking about her t1 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...y-reveals-Type-1-diabetes-needs-daily-injecti
     
  16. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Good to hear straight from the horses mouth!! Thankyou..
     
  17. Googum

    Googum Type 1 · Member

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    My pleasure Donnelly and she also uses the NHS with her treatment and not private treatment as some people have also been saying and yes she interesting person
     
  18. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Interesting.. Thanks for the info.. I rarely read about people as I never can believe the media to be honest.
     
  19. rgibson

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    Amelia Lily off the X factor is type 1...don't know how famous she is now though lol x
     
  20. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who runs badwater is completely bonkers in my opinion, whether T1, T2 or anything else.

    Leadville 100 though, or a Bob Graham Round? Maybe
     
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