T1D Community Spotlight

Famous People with T1D

Type 1 diabetes doesn't discriminate, and it's important to know you are not alone! Whether it's a neighbour, colleague, family friend or celebrity; many people live and thrive with type 1 diabetes.

Some recognisable faces include:

  • Nick Jonas - Global superstar singer/songwriter and actor

Nick Jonas - Original jpeg

  • Este Haim - Bass guitar and vocals in the pop rock band, Haim
  • Marcia Hines - Award Winning Singer
  • Victor Garber - Canadian-American actor in film, TV and theatre
  • Vanessa Williams - American singer and actress


  • Bambi Northwood-Blyth - Australian-born international supermodel
  • Jack Perkins - Professional motor racing driver and sports commentator
  • Sarah Klau - Professional Netball Player for the Sydney Swifts and national Australian Diamonds squads
  • Verity Simmons - Professional Netball Player for the West Coast Fever
  • Sam Reid - Retired Professional AFL Player for Greater Western Sydney Giants
  • Lara McSpadden - Professional Basketball for Townsville Fire
  • Christian Mansell - Professional racing driver

AMSL Diabetes All-Star Program

The AMSL Diabetes All-Star Program spotlights individuals living with type 1 diabetes who have inspiring stories and want to share their experiences with others - whether that be competing in their chosen sport/profession at an elite level, balancing work and family life, or perhaps progressing with their goals such as completing university degrees and incredible treks. 

By becoming an AMSL Diabetes All-Star, you will:

  • Connect and inspire others living with type 1 diabetes
  • Be featured on the AMSL Diabetes website, Facebook and/or Instagram

If you're interested in becoming an AMSL Diabetes All-Star, click here.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Read the warnings available on amsldiabetes.com.au/resources before purchasing. Consult your healthcare professional to see which product is right for you.

Last Updated: 7th November 2022

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