Damon Dash jumped to fame as the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Though Dash is a well-known name in the world of music, fashion, and movies, he's mostly kept his type 1 diabetes diagnosis under wraps. "I don't know if anyone knows I am diabetic — I think it's important to let people know that it's okay to be diabetic and to know how to take care of it," he told CNN.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. At the time of her nomination to the Supreme Court in May 2009, some questioned whether Sotomayor's condition would affect her ability to serve. But in her climb from childhood in a public housing project, to studying at Princeton and Yale, to sitting on the nation's highest court, she has refused to let her diabetes hold her back. As Sotomayor noted in a speech after her nomination: "I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences."