Famous Folks With Diabetes

  • Nearly 27% of American adults age 65 or older have diabetes (overwhelmingly type 2)
  • Half of Americans 65 and older have prediabetes
  • 11% of U.S. adults (nearly 26 million) have diabetes (overwhelmingly type 2)
  • 35% of adults (79 million) have prediabetes, and most of those affected don’t know it

dLife maintains a list of famous, prominent, or noteworthy folks who have or had diabetes.  I mention it here in case you have diabetes and sometimes feel like it’s got you by the throat and is ruining your life. Be inspired.

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: Who has a list of infamous diabetics?

PPS: Many cases of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes can be prevented (https://advancedmediterranean.com/2012/02/29/type-2-diabetes-can-be-prevented/)

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