Yes, I'm talking about Adam Morrison.
Adam has Type 1 diabetes and is playing basketball at the professional level. I just think that is awesome. You know what else is awesome? He plays for the Charlotte Bobcats right in my very own home state of North Carolina. I would love to go see him play. I looked up tickets on the internet and quickly learned that I will not be seeing him play in person, unless I would like to sell my car or something to do so. (I didn't realize how much tickets actually cost.)
Want to know more about Adam? Check out what wikipedia has to say. Or you can go to his Lifescan site, Diabetes and Food. Or you can go here to watch a video of him.
I can't say enough about this guy. From what I can tell he's trying to step up and be an advocate for diabetes. I love that someone can bring this disease out into the spotlight.
I love to watch him play. Whenever he's on TV, I'm glued to the screen. To me, he's proof that Riley can do whatever he wants.
"Hi, I’m Adam Morrison. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I was in the eighth grade. My doctor told me then that, even with diabetes, I’d still be able to play in the NBA (National Basketball Association). I was determined to prove him right. Today, I want to show people with diabetes that it’s possible to live a healthy life and to follow your dreams. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. I exercise, take my medication, watch what I eat and test my blood sugar regularly. My goal is to keep my blood sugar in a healthy range to help me avoid complications. I'm not perfect, and I find food can be a challenge. Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up the foods you love, but it is important to understand how food choices and portions affect your blood sugar."
Yes, I think 35 is now my favorite number.