To anyone who has a child with diabetes that thinks they cannot make it in this world; that there are many things they cannot do, that diabetes will just hold them back…………just click the link below and enjoy watching what someone with diabetes can do……..in this young man’s life, diabetes stops him FROM NOTHING……..Period!!!!!!!!
(EDITOR’S NOTE—ORIGINAL VIDEO LINK WAS INCORRECT AND WAS CORRECTED TO THE ONE I WANTED TO SHARE; THIS ONE)
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Can I just point out cutler got diabetes in his mid 20s. Not making excuses but Getting it at age 25 and being born with it are completely different.
For the intent I meant it….no it is not different. There are differences when being diagnoses so young….but getting it at 12 and playing in the NFL and getting it in his 20s and playing in the NFL are NOT different. The management, the struggle to balance the schedule of practice and managing your blood sugars, and to continue to play as a professional athlete and having T1 does not matter at all when you are diagnosed. You are entitled to your opinion and I respect your point but as far as playing at a professional level and managing your diabetes; age of diagnosis is not a factor in my opinion, nor this article. He is surely proving the point that someone with T1 can do anything.
I have been a Chicago Bears fan for 25 years.We pay for the Sunday Ticket on DirecTV so we don’t miss a game out here in California. I remember hearing that Jay Cutler had T1D but didn’t think much of it until my 12 year old son was diagnosed. He was definitely one of the people we looked toward as an example of still being able to do sports and live an active life. My son is now 15 and is on his fourth year of playing football. It was very scary at the beginning. We sat through every practice to make sure he was ok for the first two years. Last year we found out that one of his coaches was also T1D. We felt confident that he was well taken care of. That was nice 🙂 He did fine. Coach had to buy him a candy bar once or twice but we realized he would be ok without us hovering.
Thanks to Jay Cutler for fighting the fight and setting the example for other boys and girls who don’t think they can play sports with diabetes. It’s a lot of work but worth it!