Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by rockj7, Jul 26, 2014.
Well, I specified.
Doesn't Cutler have diabetes?
I'm not sure what you're trying to say about losing weight and being fine. People with type 1 diabetes usually gain weight once they're diagnosed and put on insulin, especially with an insulin pump. Add to the fact that low blood sugars typically occur most often when someone is first diagnosed, that person will be eating more. Okoye wouldn't really have to worry about losing weight, more like keeping it down.
As a Type 1 Diabetic, and a person who tries his best to take care of his health- It's difficult to keep things in line all the time. It requires constant attention and even things like simple stress can get things to go out of whack.
Cuts take longer to heal.
Bruises stay longer.
The immune system is affected. Allergies hit harder and for longer periods of time.
I could go on.
It stinks, but it can be handled.
Now- to be a pro football player and have it? I think Cutler is the only player making it happen.
When my pancreas went down due to a virus- I had no idea except I started losing weight like crazy and I wasn't big to begin with. Before I found out what was going on, I thought I contracted AIDS. It was getting that scary.
Ketoacidosis is no joke. I hope he doesn't have something terminal like this- I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy.
Broaddus made a vague comment recently that Okoye's problem "was with his head." Running with that, it sounds like there's a possibility of it being either trauma from concussions or possibly mental issues. Whatever it is, Okoye and the Cowboys' organization aren't ready to divulge what they may deem something personal in its nature. Just guessing, though.
I heard he had a bad case of the Mondays.
I'm guessing the way they're handling it, could be mental illness.
that's just crazy! (sorry, had to go there )
Do you really think they wouldn't???
Aside from medical, he's just not a good player. Hasn't been since entering the league.
Which is why I would wonder why we care or moreover why the team is wasting time with him.
I am type one, for over 20 years. I get bruises from injections and they heal normaly. As for cuts, I poke my finger daily for test strips, and also heal fast. I guess that issue is with a person's immune system per say, not just for diabities.
Kendall Simmons was drafted by the Steelers to play guard in 2002. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before the 2003 season. He went on to play for 6 more years. It is a challenge for a person to handle their diabetes and play in the NFL and is a very rare occurrence that a player has done so.
The patriots also had a player they cut after he was diagnosed with Type 2, Kyle Love or something?? Who I believed played with another team last year.
You could very well be right.
The pokes on my fingers heal fast enough. Other, more serious cuts and dings take quite a bit longer than say- my wife if she had the same affliction.
I've asked my GP and my Endocrinologist about it and they've told me that's not uncommon as it became a significant concern of mine that this may not be normal on top of the T1DM.
Anyway- I hope you're doing well. I didn't want to come off as if it has destroyed my life. Far from it. I maintain an active lifestyle and keep my weight down.
I do feel like it would be pretty hard to be a professional football with the disease, but I bet it could be done.
Seems like a large part of that rarity could be attributed to the fact that Type 2 accounts for like 90% of adult cases, and professional athletes don't exactly fall into the typical demographic for Type 2.
Agreed. I think only about 1% of the population has type 1 diabetes. There is a much lower percentage of players that are even good enough to be in the NFL. Something like 0.001%. It is rare the two even cross paths, but it has been done.
He signed a multi million dollar contract at the age of 19 and retired a day later, IMO. He won't be able to overcome that.