5. Paula Deen
Photo: Chef Paula Deen. Source: Food Network.
Paula Deen, a popular chef, has publicly shared her battle with Type 2 diabetes. Being diagnosed three years earlier, she said that she purposely delayed the announcing of her condition as it was a part of her personal journey. She now endorses Victoza, a noninsulin injectable diabetes medication. She wants to show that having diabetes is not a death sentence, especially with medication that is readily made available to those who need it.