I Would Have Never Guessed These Pro Athletes Have Diabetes
Diabetes does not discriminate between students, teachers, postal workers, bankers, or even athletes.
At 25, Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, started losing a significant amount of weight. It was in the middle of the NFL season, and he was displaying signs of type 1 diabetes. After his diagnosis, he struggled with finding the balance between managing his new condition and keeping up his job of being a professional athlete.
Now, having had some time to adjust to his diagnosis, he shows his competitive spirit as he urges viewers to try to make the best of it, and to not feel sorry for yourself. Attacking it head on and having the support of your family and friends, or teammates, can have a huge impact on your mental and physical health.
Watch as Jay Cutler shares his experience of being diagnosed at the age of 24, and how he is working to tackle his diabetes.
Adam Morrison is not only a college basketball superstar, NBA draft prospect, and newest addition to Team USA, but he’s also considered a superstar when it comes to managing his diabetes! Never letting his diabetes phase him when he’s on the court, he’s become the number one choice by diabetics in dlife’s Top 10 Picks.
Watch as Adam gives great advice about monitoring his blood sugars during games, remembering that his diabetes doesn’t make him any different than anyone, and as long as you stay in control you can still live a normal life.