List of people with diabetes mellitus type 1

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This is a list of notable people who have been documented as having diabetes mellitus type 1, also known as type 1 diabetes, or T1DM; formerly insulin dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes.

Name Notability References
Dexter Bean American stock car racing driver [1]
Dominic Littlewood British television presenter and journalist [2]
Crystal Bowersox American singer-songwriter and actress [3][4]
Nick Boynton Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman [5]
Darren Brass American tattoo artist [6]
George Canyon Canadian country music singer [7]
Bobby Clarke Canadian former professional ice hockey centre [8]
B. J. Crombeen American born Canadian professional ice hockey right winger [9]
Will Cross American mountain climber [10]
Jay Cutler American football Quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) [8]
Damon Dash American music and fashion entepreneur - co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear [11]
Adrian Dix Canadian politician [12]
Chris Dudley Retired American basketball player and politician [13]
Mike Echols Former American football cornerback [8]
Kris Freeman American cross-country skier [14]
Jimmy Fryzel Former Arena Football League wide receiver [15]
Sam Fuld American professional baseball outfielder [16]
Adam Goren Musician [17]
Devin K. Grayson American writer of comic books and novels [18]
Gary Hall, Jr. American swimmer [19]
Kevin Hansen American volleyball player [20]
Dave Hollins Former third baseman in Major League Baseball [21]
Catfish Hunter Former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher [21]
Chris Jarvis Canadian rower [22]
Casey Johnson American heiress, socialite, and celebutante [23]
Jason Johnson[disambiguation needed] Pitcher for the Camden Riversharks in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball [21]
Nicole Johnson Former Miss America [24]
Nick Jonas American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor [25]
Rod Kafer Former Rugby union player [26]
Charlie Kimball Anglo-American racecar driver [27][28]
Kelli Kuehne Former LPGA golfer. [29]
Jay Leeuwenburg Former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League [8]
Amelia Lily English pop singer [30][31]
Mark Lowe Professional Major League Baseball relief pitcher [32]
Gary Mabbutt English former professional footballer [33]
Lewis Marnell Professional Australian skateboarder [34]
Theresa May Home secretary for the United Kingdom under Prime Minister David Cameron [35]
Dustin McGowan American professional Major League Baseball pitcher [32]
Danny McGrain Scottish former professional footballer [36]
Craig McMillan Former New Zealand international cricketer [37]
Bret Michaels American musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality [38]
Mary Tyler Moore American actress [8]
Adam Morrison American basketball player [39]
Brandon Morrow American professional Major League Baseball pitcher [32]
Miguel Paludo Brazilian professional racing driver [40]
Dave Pember Former Major League Baseball pitcher [41]
Toby Petersen American professional ice hockey right winger [5]
Ryan Reed NASCAR driver [42][43][44]
Sam Reid Australian rules football player [45]
Anne Rice American author [46]
Jackie Robinson Former Major League Baseball player [8]
Ron Santo American former Major League Baseball third baseman [8][21]
Jean Smart American film, television, and stage actress [46]
Sonia Sotomayor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States [47]
Fernando del Valle American operatic tenor [48]
Scott Verplank American professional golfer [49]
Brad Wilk American musician [50]
Wade Wilson Former American football quarterback [8]
Elliott Yamin American singer [51]

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  9. ^ Frei, Terry. "Crombeen's Denver ties aren't binding", The Denver Post, January 16, 2009.
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  14. ^ Kelly, Jack. "Olympic skier tells kids that diabetes isn't a handicap", The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 21, 2010.
  15. ^ Diaz, George. "Bitter Sweet", The Orlando Sentinel, April 14, 2006.
  16. ^ Lewnard, Joe. "Diabetes won't hold back Cubs' outfield prospect", The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois), March 4, 2008
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  19. ^ Vinton, Nathaniel. "Diabetic Olympian Gary Hall blasts dopers, while life depends on insulin", The New York Daily News, July 6, 2008.
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  22. ^ Starkman, Randy. "Rower rises to the top - Diagnosed with diabetes at 13, Chris Jarvis battles the odds to claim gold in Pan Am pairs", The Toronto Star, July 18, 2007.
  23. ^ Smith, Lizzie. "Heiress Casey Johnson died of diabetes complications caused by a lack of insulin", The Daily Mail, February 6, 2010.
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  26. ^ Berrett, Nick. "Wallaby runs with young Pumas", The Northern Times (Queensland, Australia), June 8, 2010.
  27. ^ Martin, Richard. "Diabetes doesn't slow Indy race car driver Charlie Kimball", The St. Petersburg Times, March 26, 2010.
  28. ^ Bogue, Ellie. "IndyCar driver brings message of hope to Type 1 diabetics", The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), May 4, 2012.
  29. ^ "Kelli Kuehne talks about her LPGA Career & living with diabetes", (WALA-TV), May 15, 2013.
  30. ^ "X Factor's Amelia Lily 'petrified of blindness threat'",, November 20, 2011.
  31. ^ "X Factor sensation Amelia Lily reveals her battle with diabetes", The Daily Mirror, September 12, 2011.
  32. ^ a b c Millson, Larry. "Jays pitchers Brandon Morrow and Dustin McGowan handle diabetes well", The Canadian Press, March 13, 2010.
  33. ^ "Gary Mabbutt". Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  34. ^ Zac Slack; Seu Trinh (9 January 2008). "Lewis Marnell Interview". Caught in the Crossfire. Division Media. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  35. ^ BBC, Home Secretary Theresa May diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, BBC News, 27 July 2013.
  36. ^ Hugh Keevins (23 December 2011). "Celtic legend Danny McGrain: I beat diabetes and so will Scotland kid Scott Allan". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
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  38. ^ Slaughter, Adele, with Stephen A. Shoop, M.D. "Bret Michaels rocks the diabetes world", USA Today, July 1, 2002.
  39. ^ Wahl, Grant. "Counter Puncher", Sports Illustrated, January 19, 2004.
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  41. ^ Olson, Drew. "Pember deals with diabetes", The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 21, 2003, page 7C.
  42. ^ Lenzi, Rachel. "Diabetes diagnosis doesn't stop stock-car driver Ryan Reed", The Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah), May 21, 2012.
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  45. ^ Cowley, Michael. "Giants and Reid hit the bull's-eye with diabetes initiative", The Sydney Morning Herald, May 3, 2012.
  46. ^ a b Francis, Delma J. "Magnets, cards help children manage diabetes", Scripps Howard, May 31, 2004.
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  48. ^ Wer? Wann? Was?, Darmstädter Echo 10-09-2001.
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