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Celebrity and Influencer Dexcom Warriors: As Seen on Social

Diabetic Duo and Small Business Owners

Keary and Zola

In 2014, Keary and Justin Cheney travelled to Uganda to adopt their son, Oliver. While there Keary became ill and was misdiagnosed with parasites, unexpectedly going into a coma, and was eventually correctly diagnosed with T1D. Two months after her diagnosis, the Cheneys learned of a girl who had just been diagnosed with T1D and was in need of a foster family; this is how Zola forever became a part of their family.


“This tiny piece of technology gave us our lives back and gave us hope in the midst of this ugly disease. I used to be the stubborn one who never wanted anything attached to my body, and I know there are people out there who feel the same. I wish I could explain the peace this gave us. The power it gave us. And the knowledge it gave us. I don’t know how we ever lived without it.”- Keary

Baltimore Ravens Tight End

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews is a native Arizonan and was diagnosed with T1D at the age of nine. He attended the University of Oklahoma and currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens. Mark made the 2018 NFL All-Rookie team and recently made the 2020 Pro Bowl Team. Aside from his love for the game, Mark is a passionate spokesperson for diabetes, frequently sharing his story with others. Not only has Mark helped raise awareness as a Dexcom Warrior, but he is also a JDRF Ambassador.


“I’ve turned having diabetes into a positive, I’ve been able to do so many things because of it, like helping kids. On the flip side, I treat my body like a temple…I’m very diligent, I’ve never missed a practice or a game from this disease. It is something I thrive with, a chip on my shoulder, a drive, a passion and I think everybody needs that in life.”-Mark

World Champion Waterwoman

Fiona Wylde

Fiona Wylde learned stand-up paddle boarding from her parents while growing up in Hood River, OR. A true adventurer and woman of the water, Fiona is now a professional Stand Up Paddler, Windsurfer, Kitesurfer, and Surfer. Since being diagnosed with both Type 1 diabetes and Celiac’s, she has not let disease determine her life. Fiona has won a multitude of water competitions, both nationally and internationally, and even men’s competitions. Fiona educates others on the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as encouraging others to live healthy lives.


"There's the saying, 'If it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger,'" Wylde says. "I believe that having diabetes has kept me on my toes. It keeps me in tune with my body and makes me appreciate the things I can do."- Fiona

International Model

Bambi Blythe

International model Bambi Northwood-Blyth was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 12 years old. Now a runway model, actress and student, Bambi uses her platform to advocate for Type 1 diabetes and prove to the world that anything is possible for people with diabetes. She openly shares her story with her followers, showing how it affects her. Bambi sits on the Global Council of Beyond Type 1, working toward a cure and encouraging others that managing diabetes is possible while living life fully.


“Diabetes has made me appreciate how much my body does for me, and what I would otherwise take for granted. I have had diabetes for my entire career as an international model, and it hasn't once stopped me from walking runways, doing photo shoots, tv shows and campaigns. I bring to work everyday positivity and strength.” -Bambi

Actress, Singer and Songwriter

Breana Raquel

Actress, singer and songwriter Breana Raquel was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in November of 2018. After releasing an EP in February, Breana dedicated her release party to also serve as a fundraiser for diabetes research. She works hard to balance her health and demanding performance, using her music and creativity to inspire and teach her peers. Breana refuses to let Type 1 Diabetes stop her from achieving her dreams.

Professional Soccer Player

Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris is a professional soccer player on the U.S. Men’s National Team and Seattle Sounders. Jordan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was nine years old.  His athletic accomplishments include setting an MLS rookie record for scoring, being named 2019 MLS Rookie of the Year and winning 2 MSL Cups. Most importantly, he is the first Type 1 athlete to ever play for the Men’s National Team and in Major League Soccer (MLS).  As part of his T1D Playmakers program, Jordan meets with Type 1 diabetes youth to share his experience and show them they are not alone; every dream is achievable. 

“Being diagnosed with diabetes helped me to become the person I am today. It is part of who I am. I consider my diagnosis to be a blessing because it has taught me discipline with diet and conditioning.” - Jordan

Professional Actor

Derek Theler

Actor Derek Theler was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at just three years old. In 2009 he began his career and has since appeared in several TV series, including starring in the comedy Baby Daddy, 68 Whiskey and the YouTube Red hit, Wayne. Derek wears his Dexcom CGM on set with pride, using any opportunity to help raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes. With no memory of life without diabetes, Derek is dedicated to living the life he’s always wanted. You can often find him adventuring outdoors and spreading the word about diabetes research and new technology to children through his work with JDRF.


“I want to be a hero and a role model, to kids in particular. I want to inspire and show people that living with Type 1 diabetes should not hold you back from following and achieving your dreams.”

Country Music Singer and Songwriter

Eric Paslay

Eric Paslay is a Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer. Paslay has celebrated five No. 1 country hits including “Friday Night,” the lead single from his critically acclaimed debut album. The Texas native was diagnosed with diabetes at ten years old, yet Eric has never let his disease stop him from fulfilling his dreams and being a positive role model for children with diabetes. Eric was even given the T1D Champion award by the JDRF Middle Tennessee for all of his work with the diabetes community.


“We’re never given anything we can’t handle — take what you’re given and use all the great technology available to stay healthy. Type 1 diabetes is not the end of the world. You can live life to the fullest. I’m living proof of that." -Eric

Professional Race Car Driver

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball was born in Chertsey, England and raised in Camarillo, California. There he bonded with his father, who engineered and designed race winning cars. Kimball was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007, becoming the first licensed driver with diabetes to qualify for and complete the Indianapolis 500 in the history of INDYCAR. Fortunately, Type 1 diabetes can’t keep up with this racer. He was back on the track only six months after his diagnosis. Today, Kimball continuously works to improve himself and his Type 1, inspiring others that diabetes can be no threat to living life in the fast lane.


“I make sure my car is running right, and I also make sure my body is running right with th help of my Dexcom system. My wife and team are also able to monitor my levels at any time!”-Charlie

Professional Skier

Lauren Salko

Warrior Lauren Salko is a Professional Skier, keynote speaker, and Olympic hopeful, traveling all over the world for races. Her Dexcom system makes caring for her diabetes easier.


"Because of the Dexcom G6, I am competing all around the world and am hoping to make the Olympics in 2022 in Beijing China. The share feature has also been a huge asset. It is so amazing to know that when I am traveling by myself around the world, my friends and family are able to help me keep tabs on my diabetes!”

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