Professional NFL player Kyle Love was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After being cut from the New England Patriots, Love is now playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and is confident that his new diagnosis will not affect his playing style.
Adam Duvall, a minor league baseball player for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels and prospect for the San Francisco Giants, was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Considering his diagnosis occurred in the middle of the season, Duvall has been learning to manage diabetes while playing baseball.
Connor Strand of Valley Springs, South Dakota, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in July 2011. Now 8 years old, Connor and his family have learned how to live with diabetes, and have made a series of lifestyle changes over the last 18 months to accommodate Connor's diagnosis.
Emily Phelps of Tea, South Dakota, was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Emily's diagnosis has inspired her to become more involved with diabetes fundraising events that are dedicated to finding a cure, especially since she feels that her diagnosis has taken away some of her freedom.
Thirteen-year-old Mason Harvey of Guthrie, Oklahoma, has been locally and nationally recognized for losing 85 pounds, and for encouraging his friends and family to make healthy lifestyle changes. However, despite being a health advocate post-weight loss, Harvey was just unexpectedly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last Saturday.