You Can Do It!
Have you ever wondered, "Where are ALL of the women with diabetes?: and "Why don't I see them/hear about them on television and in the media?" In an effort to let you know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE, we have compiled a list of well-known women with diabetes. Reading this list should lift your spirits and let you know that you can reach for the stars. Diabetes should never stop you from pursuing your dream, whether your dream is to be a well-known author, a world-renowned athlete, a glamorous Hollywood actress, or anything in between....YOU CAN DO IT!
Consider these well-known DiabetesSisters and their career paths....
Anne Rice, author of "Inteview with a Vampire"
Angie Stone, singer
Jessica Stone, actress and singer
Peggy Lee, singer from the 1950s
Sara Bina, champion clogger
Salma Hayek, actress
Sherri Shephard, comedienne, actress from the tv show "Sherri", co-host of "The View"
Patti LaBelle, pop singer
Mahalia Jackson, singer
Aretha Franklin, singerm (The Queen of Soul)
Ella Fitzgerald, jazz vocalist
Shirley Horn, Grammy-winning jazz singer
Mary Tyler Moore, actress and star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Delta Burke, actress on the tv show "Designing Women"
Jean Smart, actress on the tv show "Designing Women"
Carol Channing, Tony-award winning singer/actress in "Hello Dolly"
Dana Hill, actress and voice actor
Elizabeth Perkins, actress from the movie "Big" and the tv show "Weeds"
Halle Berry, Oscar-award winning actress
Zippora Karz, former New York City Ballet Soloist
Jo Ann Hart (Mother Love), radio show host and actress
Della Reese, singer and actress from the tv show "Touched by an Angel"
Nell Carter, acress on the tv show "Gimme a Break"
Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999
Elaine Stritch, comedienne
Elizabeth Taylor, actress from "National Velvet," Cleopatra," "Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?"
Aida Tuturro, acress on the tv show "The Sopranos"
June Bierman, author of books of diabetes
Fran Carpentier, editor of Parade magazine
Billie Jean King, tennis professional
Michelle McGann, LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner, LPGA Golfer
JoAnn Washem, LPGA Golfer
Cynthia Ice, developer of Lotus software
Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (first Hispanic justice; third female justice)
Janet Jagan, president of Guyana
Winnie Mandela, South-African anti-apartheid leader
Mabel King, actress from the tv show "What's Happening?"
Minnie Pearl, entertainer, actress on the tv show "Hee Haw"
Esther Rolle, actress on the tv show "Good Times"
Mae West, actress from "She Done Him Wrong" and "My Little Chickadee"
Jane Wyman, actress on the tv show "Falcon Crest"
Peggy Lee, singer and songwriter
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author
Sylvia Chase, ABC reporter