11 Responses

  1. Johnboy
    Johnboy March 21, 2006 at 6:48 am | | Reply

    Good point. The lead wasn’t supported by the story.

    Also, after having read about this over at Sandra’s blog, Gongaza is my new favorite team! :)

  2. Tyler Wolf
    Tyler Wolf March 21, 2006 at 8:01 am | | Reply

    I agree. Type 1 Diabetes is rough: We all want a cure and better treatment, but we also want to demonstrate that we can live “normal” lives even with the treatments that are available today. If I were speaking to medical professionals, I would want to create a sense of urgency for getting a cure. When you are trying to inspire people with diabetes, however, it may not be wise to engender negative feelings.

  3. BillyWarhol
    BillyWarhol March 21, 2006 at 8:10 pm | | Reply

    Ornery diabetic!! ;) )

    i just came across another person on Flickr with diabetes*

    she posted some cool shots of her supplies*

    i saw on the news recently that they are making some good headway in Edmonton with islet cell transplants*
    ;) )

  4. John
    John March 22, 2006 at 4:37 am | | Reply

    Why is he injecting insulin during games? Surely he needs to keep blood sugar up whilst doing physical exercise?

  5. AmyT
    AmyT March 22, 2006 at 7:00 am | | Reply

    Hi Johnboy:
    It wasn’t just that the lead didn’t fit the story. It was more that the tone panders to the “feel sorry for the diabetic kid” mentality.

    And John: The stress of competitive sports can make your BG levels soar. Have a look at my interview with Dr. Peters on Diabetes Health this month for more info.

    Thanks all!

  6. kenneth  easter
    kenneth easter April 9, 2006 at 6:46 am | | Reply

    i have a 7 year old grandson with type 1 dibetes..he was diganosed with the disease when he was 18 mo. old..wish adam morrison would write a book telling how he has dealt with his i sure do admire a person like him and all he has acomplished.he could be an inspiration to many children with the disease ..i have been telling Drake (my grandson) to look at what adam has acomplished…thanks kenneth

  7. Bonnie Thoen
    Bonnie Thoen April 12, 2006 at 7:05 pm | | Reply

    I am looking for information on exercise for type I diabetic, on an insulin pump.
    Thanks and great site

  8. a'sha
    a'sha April 18, 2006 at 9:10 am | | Reply

    i love adam morrison.
    he’s so hott.
    and im glad he can come pass in his d.1

  9. a'sha
    a'sha April 18, 2006 at 9:10 am | | Reply

    i love adam morrison.
    he’s so hott.
    and im glad he can come pass in his d.1

  10. a'sha
    a'sha April 18, 2006 at 9:10 am | | Reply

    i love adam morrison.
    he’s so hott.
    and im glad he can come pass in his d.1

  11. Larry
    Larry May 10, 2006 at 10:41 am | | Reply

    Because I have been a Type 1 Diabetic for 25 years and I’ve had over 18,000 insulin shots so far I can say Howie Stalwick doesn’t know what he is talking about when it comes to diabetes. He must have flunked Diabetes 101. I’m not an Adam Morrison, but I found out early in my diabetic career that diabetes could control me, or I could control it. I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve been in control most of the time. I believe the writers of some of the stories about Adam taking insulin shots during games need to be educated on what insulin does to your body. Insulin causes your blood sugar levels to drop. It is very important to an athlete like Adam to keep his blood level sugar in line to stay in the best physical health possible, but believe me Adam does not need additional insulin injections to keep his blood sugar level down during a game if he has it under control to start with. The problem he more likely would have is just the opposite in that his sugar level gets too low because of the energy he burns. Don’t feel sorry for Adam Morrison because like me, he is probably in better health because of his diabetes than if he didn’t have it. I was about Adam’s age when I was diagnosed. Like most young people his age I wasn’t too concerned about losing my carefree good health until it happened. Because of the diabetes Adam must constantly monitor and take care of himself better than if he didn’t have the disease. I consider diabetes a two shot per day inconvenience, not a disease.

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