The start of November also marks the start of National Diabetes Awareness Month and stars living with the condition are using this as the perfect time to speak up.

On Wednesday, Disney Channel alum Jennifer Stone revealed that she as diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013 and that’s taken her a while, but she’s finally ready to talk about it with the world.

“It has been a long road to get to a place where I was comfortable telling you guys about my Type 1,” Stone captioned her Instagram post revealing the diagnosis. “Today I am finally ready to fill you in on my journey and help others with diabetes feel less alone in this. I want to make the world a better place for those with diabetes and I can’t do that by staying quiet!”


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By sharing her story, Stone joins a list of other celebrities with Type 1 Diabetes who are using their voices to raise awareness.

Here are six other stars living with the condition:

Nick Jonas

The singer was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2005, but it wasn’t until 2007 until he shared the information with his fans. After the news was out, Jonas began to speak openly about the condition and his journey with it.

In 2008, he released a song as part of the Jonas Brothers called “A Little Bit Longer,” which detailed his feelings about living with Type 1 Diabetes. He’s continued to be an advocate for the cause in the 10 years since he made his original announcement.

Victor Garber

The “Legends of Tomorrow” star told Beyond Type 1 in 2016 that “[People] feel a certain shame attached to being a Type 1 diabetic, which is...not helpful, because the more you can share your experience with people, the more education is broadened and the less you feel like you’re alone.”

That’s why the actor originally decided to join Instagram, because he wanted to be a part of Beyond Type 1’s “Living Beyond” campaign to be “a face, an older face, for Type 1.”


I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 and I am living more comfortably than I ever thought possible thanks to technology and improvements in managements. For me now, it is about making life better for your people. They deserve and opportunity to live without this disease, this has gone on far too long.  I am proud to serve on the Leadership Council of Beyond Type 1. With a mission to educate, advocate and cure Type 1, they are changing what it means to live with this chronic disease. We are competing in the Revlon Love is On Million Dollar 6 week Challenge. The non-profit that raises the most money will be awarded an additional million dollars. Please join me by donating to my team page: or link in bio. #T1D #Type1 #Type1diabetes #BeyondType1 #RevlonMillion #LoveIsOn

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Brec Bassinger

At just 8 years old, the Nickelodeon star was told she had Type 1 Diabetes. Now she’s an ambassador for JDRF, a charitable organization aimed at funding Type 1 research, and participates in walks-for-cures, as well as JDRF’s T1D Looks Like Me campaign to help raise awareness.

Derek Theler

The star of the upcoming series “New Warriors,” Theler has been balancing life with Type 1 Diabetes since he was diagnosed at 3 years old.

“Growing up with diabetes, I’ve realized you only get one life, and the most important commodity is time,” he told People in 2016. “Not only time but healthy time, doing the things that you love with the people you love. I want as much of that time as possible.”

Besides speaking with media outlets to raise awareness, he’s also used his social media platforms to help get the word out about Type 1.

Bret Michaels

The Poison lead singer was 6 years old when he was diagnosed with Type 1. Growing up to be in a popular band, he’s had to learn how to handle living with the condition on the road.

Along with coming to terms with living life with Type 1, Michaels has also been helping others do the same.

“I fought so hard to get on ‘Apprentice’ and then fought even harder to win it, to raise awareness because it is such a complicated disease whether you are Type 1 or Type 2,” Michaels told Verywell about raising $250,000 for the American Diabetes Association in 2010 by winning “Celebrity Apprentice 3.”

He continued: “I think it helps a lot of people who feel very overwhelmed, not necessarily just depressed, but overwhelmed. I’m just here to show people that I’ve been through a really radical, crazy life and have still managed to manage my diabetes.”

Elliott Yamin

The “American Idol” alum was diagnosed over 20 years ago with Type 1 and he’s been educating people about the condition ever since.

“I’ve been able to use [my] platform to help raise money for a cure, to educate, visit diabetes camps and inspire others,” Yamin told Beyond Type 1 in a 2016 interview.