I Would Have Never Guessed These Pro Athletes Have Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that shapes your whole life. From checking your blood sugar to counting carbs and giving yourself insulin, diabetes can, in many ways, dictate how you live your life.

But that doesn’t mean that diabetes should hold you back or prevent you from being active.

In fact, some of sports most admired figures deal with diabetes on a daily basis too. They haven’t let diabetes stop them from achieving their dreams, and neither should you!

Patrick Peterson

During the 2014 season, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson developed diabetes.

“It was a situation that it occurred during the season. The team docs found it and got it all under wraps,” Peterson said to AZ Central. “No question it made a big difference and once they found out what the problem was, they put their hands around the throat, wrangled it and we moved forward from it.”

His condition is now under control, and there’s no expectation that diabetes will impact Peterson’s performance on the field for the 2015 season.

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