Myth: Diabetics Can’t Play SportsThe Diabetes Site
It’s important for us to debunk the many myths that come with diabetes, and make diabetics realize they can still live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Take it from three-time Olympic medalist, Gary Hall Jr., the myth that diabetics can’t play sports is definitely an absurd idea.
Watch as this elite athlete who was so in tune with his body, loses control, experiences Type 1 diabetes symptoms, and when he was finally diagnosed, was told he’d never be able to swim again. Gary wasn’t going to take no for an answer. He then teamed up with a doctor, who believed he could swim again as long as he managed his diabetes, to prove all the nay-sayers wrong!