10 Celebrities With Diabetes

There are currently 30.3 million Americans living with diabetes, so it should come as no surprise that celebrities are among their ranks. From actors to musicians to sports stars to beauty queens, learn about 10 famous people who are managing Type 1 or Type 2 as part of their daily routines.

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks (Photo: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

1. Tom Hanks
Type 2 diabetes
Diagnosed in 2013, Oscar-winning actor Hanks recounted the day he learned he had diabetes to then Late Show host David Letterman: “I went to the doctor and he said, ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated, you’ve got Type 2 diabetes, young man.’” Since his diagnosis, Hanks has made lifestyle changes, including improving his diet and regularly exercising, and is reaping the health rewards of these new habits.

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    There are plenty of others. B.B. King, Mary Tyler Moore, Halle Berry, Brett Michaels, Paula Deen, Paul Sorvino, Randy Jackson, Billie Jean King, Patty Labelle, Anne Rice, Sonya Sotomayor, Drew Carey, and Jerry Mathers, as the Beaver. (Just to name a few)