Wilford Brimley and Diabetes

Wilford Brimley was diagnosed with diabetes in 1979. Since his diagnosis, Brimley has served as the spokesman for a diabetic supply company. He has also visited communities and organizations like the Veterans Administration to educate others on living with diabetes.

Fast Facts:

  • Brimley experienced an unquenchable thirst and weight loss prior to his diabetes diagnosis.
  • Before he started treatment for his diabetes, Brimley's noticed problems with his vision.
  • Brimley takes insulin regularly, and monitors his blood sugar level at least three times a day.