Approximately 20 million people have diabetes and over 40 million are on the way of getting type 2 diabetes (pre-diabetes). Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and is diagnosed during adulthood; while type 1 is diagnosed in early childhood. People with diabetes have high blood sugar. It is because their pancreas does not make or not enough insulin; and the muscle, fat, and liver cells does respond to insulin properly.
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Douglas Cairns, a forty-seven year old former pilot with Diabetes Type I flew his light plane to the North Pole, circled the pole triumphantly several times, landed at a Russian ice camp, and then took off and flew back to Barrows, Alaska- the most northern point of the USA.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to produce or unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose backs up in the bloodstream — causing one’s blood glucose or “sugar” to rise too high. And, as most people know there are 2 types of diabetes: Type 1 – is when the body completely stops producing any insulin, a hormone that enables the body to use glucose found in foods for energy; Type 2 – occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly (insulin resistance).
David Martin went to A Ca-Shi Sushi restaurant in Studio City and began ordering all you can eat sushi for $28. Because he has type 2 diabetes he started peeling the rice off and eating the fish by itself. Individuals with this type of diabetes do not manage their insulin as well as someone without it. They usually have to take oral medication and control their intake of carbs. The restaurant owner, Jay Oh, told Mr. Martin that if he wanted to eat at the all you can eat rate, he’d have to eat the rice too, otherwise he’d be charged a la carte.
I feel like in this day and age that playing professional baseball with diabetes shouldn’t be a big deal, and certainly not one that would require someone to keep it a secret from everyone around them. If you’re a Chicago native or a Cubs fan, you probably know from where my curiosity comes. We lost a hero this past week, Ron Santo, former 3rd baseman and current radio announcer for the Chicago Cubs baseball team.