Diabetes runs in the family of actor Dorian Gregory, the host of the long-running TV show Soul Train. The actor, who has also appeared on shows such as Charmed and Baywatch Nights, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 9. He gave this advice to dLife, a communications platform addressing diabetes issues: "Make the maintenance of your diabetes fit your construct. If you are forgetful, set alarms to remind you of what you [have to do]. Know that life is our medicine, not just the shots or pills we take. Exercise, food, sleep, management of stress is also our medicine. Take all your medicine, and you will be well."
Bret Michaels, 46, is best known as a VH1 reality star (Rock of Love) and the lead singer of the rock band Poison. Michaels was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 6, but didn't go public about his condition until shortly after the release of Poison's first album. In an interview with USA Today, he gave this advice about living with diabetes: "Accept that you have the disease. Keep taking your insulin. Keep it under control. Also, enjoy your life. I have stayed in good physical shape by having mind, matter, and music over the disease."