Famous People Working to Stop Diabetes
D.J. Spinderella, member of the iconic hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa, has personally seen the severe consequences diabetes has on an entire family. Her own mother passed away from complications of diabetes, and now her brother and young nephew live with the disease every day.
Having both a mother and grandmother living with type 2 diabetes, Houston Texan Duane Brown knows how serious a disease diabetes is. He advocates for the prevention of type 2 because he doesn't want to see others suffer the same hardships his family went through.
For Lil Jon, educating the public about diabetes is a personal mission. After his mother passed away from type 2 complications, he pushed himself to learn more about the importance of prevention and management of the disease.
J. Anthony Brown
Diabetes has always been in J. Anthony Brown’s family with both parents and grandmother having the disease. He understands how hard it is to keep on top of your diabetes, but he ensures that the reward of living a longer life is worth the effort.
Gilberto Santa Rosa
My connection to diabetes is through my parents. They suffered from the disease. I inherited it from them. I joined the movement to Stop Diabetes® because I've seen the physical complications of my parents and the consequences that come with the disease.
David and Tamela Mann
Tamela Mann says, "When David was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes four years ago, we both decided to jump into getting healthy together by making important lifestyle changes. Since that time, David has since lost more than 40 pounds and lowered his A1C levels from 9 percent to 6 percent."