An estimated 10.5-percent of the U.S. population is actively living with diabetes with another 34.5-percent considered to be prediabetic. It’s safe to say it’s widespread. It should be no surprise then that many of the celebrities you watch, follow, and listen to are actively living with some form of diabetes too.
As we’ll no doubt learn today, a diabetes diagnosis isn’t as catastrophic as it may sometimes feel. Thanks to the medical community’s storied legacy of discovery and innovation, diabetes is no longer a barrier to experiencing or accomplishing incredible things.
Today, we’re going to take a look at a few individuals who chose to be defined by their accomplishments instead of their diagnosis. Let’s look at 15 celebrities you didn’t know were living with diabetes.
Nick Jonas didn’t let his type 1 diabetes diagnosis get in the way of building his best life. Jonas has been living with the condition since 13-years old. A condition that has never stopped him from touring the globe, acting, or philanthropy.
A cause close to Nick Jonas’ heart is diabetes itself. He’s dedicated much of his platform to create a sense of normalcy around the disease and showing the world how manageable it really can be.