people with Diabetes

"If you have diabetes, you are not alone"

Nicole Johnson
Miss America 1999

Nicole has served as an international spokesperson for diabetes issues for more than 5 years. She has worked tirelessly promoting awareness, prevention and early detection of the ” hidden killer,” diabetes. Nicole has not been limited to public speaking, she publishes regularly and volunteers much of her time in Washington, D.C. lobbying the U.S. Congress on behalf of diabetes issues. In addition, she also works with state legislatures to improve insurance coverage and general health care for the millions of individuals with diabetes.

Another passion of Nicole’s is diabetes research. Over the last several years, she has helped generate more than $16 million for this cause. Beyond these activities and achievements, Nicole is proud to announce the release of her autobiography, Living with Diabetes and her second cookbook. The autobiography details Nicole’s journey through life with diabetes, her achievement of Miss America, and the tests that have been placed on her faith and foundation along the way


  • Co-Author, Mr. Food’s Everyday is a Holiday Diabetic Cookbook….Featuring Nicole Johnson, American Diabetes Association, 2002
  • Consultant, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2002-2003
  • Consultant, American Diabetes Association, Government Relations, 2002-2003
  • Author, Living With Diabetes, Regnery Publishing/ Lifeline Press, 2001
  • Co- Author, Mr. Food’s Quick and Easy Diabetic Cooking….Featuring Nicole Johnson, American Diabetes Association, 2001
  • Diabetes Advisory Council, Florida Department of Health, 2000-2001 (Governor Appointment)
  • Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association, 1999-2002
  • National Advocacy Committee, American Diabetes Association, 1999-2002
  • Spokesperson, MiniMed, Inc., 1998-2002
  • Spokesperson, American Diabetes Association, 1998-2002
  • Honorary Advisory Board, The Children’s Inn at NIH, 2000-2002
  • Board of Directors, Mark Collie Foundation, 2000-2002
  • Board of Overseers, Joslin Diabetes Centers, 1999-2001
  • Chairperson, High Hopes Fund, Joslin Diabetes Center, 1999-2001
  • Spokesperson, Eli Lilly & Company International (Humalog), 1999-2001
  • Advisory Board, Virginia Family Foundation, 1999-2001
  • Spokesperson, Bristol- Myers Squibb (Glucophage), 2000
  • Spokesperson, “The Search for the Missing Millions,” Eli Lilly & Company, 1998-1999

Media Credentials:
  • PSA, Prographics, 2003
  • Host, IPIA (International Packaged Ice Association) PSA/ Commercials / Radio Spots, 2003
  • Host, Diabetic Cooking, 2002 (Educational Video)
  • Co-host/guest, Mr. Food’s Holiday Special, 170 markets, 2001
  • Host, “Diabetes Alert: Are you at Risk?” CBS/Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, 2001
  • Host, “Now [I] Can,” MiniMed, Inc., 2000
  • Host, Miss United States Teen Pageant, PAX-TV, 2000
  • Entertainment Reporter, CBN/ 700 Club, 2000 (Freelance)
  • PSA and Commercial, Baptist Health Systems, Montgomery, AL, 2000
  • Host, Advance Auto Racing Team Promotional Video, Walt Disney World Test Track, 2000
  • Host, “Walk for Life,” Pinellas County Crisis Pregnancy Center, 2000
  • Co-host, “Up Close and Personal, The Search for Miss America 2000,” ABC Special, 1999
  • Commercial, Columbia Heath Systems, Richmond, VA, 1999
  • Host, Eye-Tel Digiscope Video, 1999
  • VNR, Walt Disney World, 1999
  • PSA, BioSafe Technologies, 1999
  • PSA, Office of National Drug Control Policy/Partnership for a Drug Free America, 1999
  • PSA, Campus Crusade, 1999
  • Diabetes Feature Host, PBS HeathWeek, 1999 (1 episode)
  • Guest Host, Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, 1999
  • PSA/VNR, American Diabetes Association, 1999
  • PSA, Greater Cleveland Diabetes Association, 1999
  • PSA, Miss America Organization, 1999
  • PSA, Monsanto/Equal, 1998
  • Actress, “The New Detective,” Discovery Channel, 1998
  • Writer/Producer, 700 Club Promotions, 1997-1998
  • Reporter/Writer/Intern, CBN News, 1996-1997
  • Intern, WVEC Channel 13, Norfolk, VA, 1997
  • Intern, WFLA Channel 8, Tampa, FL, 1996
  • Intern/Morning Show Personality, WCIE 91.1 Radio, Lakeland, FL, 1994-1995
  • Model, Elite, Inc., USA and Japan, 1990-1992
  • Guest Appearances on numerous television shows including “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee,” “The View,” “Crook and Chase,” “The Tonight Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “Donny and Marie,” and “Entertainment Tonight.

*VNR – Video News Release *PSA – Public Service Announcement
  • Guest, Home Shopping Network, approx. 10 shows, 2001-2002
  • Satellite Media Tour, Book Promotion – Living With Diabetes, 30 markets, 2001
  • Co-host, Mr. Food Daily Show, syndicated - 170 markets, 6 shows, 2000-2001

  • Victory Over Diabetes Medal, Polish Diabetes Association, 2000
  • Bill Gullickson Award, Japan Association for Diabetes Care and Education, 1999
  • C. Everett Koop Award for Health Promotion, American Diabetes Association, 1999
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Regent University, 1999
  • Eugene T. Davidson, MD Award for Public Service, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 1999
  • Courage to Come Back Award, Mercy Health System, 1999
  • Miss America 1999, Miss America Organization, 1998
  • Quality of Life Community Service Award (Runner-up), Miss America Organization, 1998
  • Miss Virginia 1998, Miss Virginia Scholarship Program, 1998
  • Dean’s Fellow, Regent University, 1997-1998

  • Master’s Degree, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, 1998 Journalism
  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1996 English/ Technical Writing
  • Certificate Candidate, Georgetown University, Government Affairs Institute, 2002

Adapted from Nicole Johnson Web site
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