Famous People Living With Diabetes

About 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes, of which 90–95 percent have type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes usually develops in people over the age of 45, though there has been an increase in recent years of the disease developing in children, teens, and young adults.

Although type 2 diabetes comes with serious health risks, it’s often highly manageable through diet, medications, healthy lifestyle habits, and strong friends and family support systems.

Here’s what these famous faces have had to say about managing their type 1 or type 2 diagnoses.