From Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
As you know, November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and we found a local student who was willing to write a very upbeat piece about how having diabetes has not prevented her from participating in sports. Then I had this idea: it would be nice to list some names of professional athletes who have diabetes. I was told that one of the Indianapolis Colts [American football team] is a diabetic. I'm sure there are others, but I don't know where to get the information. Any leads you could send my way would be very much appreciated.
Here are some American sports figures with diabetes:
- Chris Dudley, basketball, active
- Catfish Hunter, pitcher, baseball, retired
- Jonathan Hayes, American Football, Tight End, Pittsburgh Steelers, active
- Jay Leeuwenburg, American Football, Indianapolis Costs, active
- Bill Gullickson, pitcher
- Bobby Clark, hockey, retired
- Bill Talbott, tennis, retired
Most of these athletes have had stories about them in Diabetes Forecast (call the American Diabetes Association at 800-ADA-DISC for more information).
Also, check with The International Diabetic Athletes Association. Their address is:
1647-B West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 433-9331 Fax
Paula Harper, President
Original posting 25 Oct 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:51
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