Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
June 26, 2002
Question from Everett, Washington, USA:
My close friend's eight year old son, just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, loves baseball, and I wondered if there is information about any major league baseball players with diabetes.
In the past 3 months Diabetes Interview had a feature on celebs with diabetes. On the cover was a major league pitcher for the Orioles, Jason Johnson.
Additional comments from Delaine M. Wright, Clinical Exercise Physiologist:
I am afraid that I can’t answer your question directly as I do not know of any specific book (or baseball player with type 1 diabetes) such as you seek. You may wish to contact the DESA, Diabetes, Exercise and Sports Association, which is an excellent resource and may be able to assist you in your search. Your friend and her son are very lucky to have your support.
[Editor’s comment: For starters see: Ready to Play, FamousDiabetics: SPORTS, and O’s Pitcher Is A Sweety Bird.