My name is Aaron Field and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 6 years old. I play high school lacrosse and football and love to compete in just about anything else. When I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, my parents worried that I wouldn't be able to do what I love. We researched professional athletes who had Diabetes. I was inspired by the many athletes who made it to the professional level while playing with T1D, but I was struggling to figure it out for myself.
My blood sugar would drop during practice, but sky rocket during games. Thanks to my helpful doctors, diabetes educators, and supportive family, I was able to figure out why this was happening. My sugar was dropping during practice because I was so active, but it was increasing during games because of adrenaline. I figured if I was having these issues, other athletes with Type 1 must be too. Hopefully these athletes that have shared their routines can help others perform their best between the lines.
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