Professional NBA player Adam Morrison inspires

Being a leader in his college years at not only Gonzaga University but the entire NCAA, Adam Morrison has left his mark in the basketball world. He is now playing for the Charlotte Bobcats and was the 3rd overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft. If you watch ESPN, chances are you have heard of this guy. Here is something you may not know about him though, he was diagnosed with diabetes in the 8th grade.

At the age of 13, Adam was playing in a game that went into overtime and began displaying seizer-like symptoms. It was then that he was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with diabetes. Despite this news, it had never stopped him from working hard and achieving his dream to play in the NBA. His next goal of an NBA championship may not be that far off with his heart and attitude.

Denver Broncos Quaterback Living with Diabetes

The Quarterback for the Denver Broncos will have more challenges than just putting points on the board this year. In late April, Jay Cutler was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Cutler said couragously that in no way will his football career be jeopardized. Cutler goes on to bravely state that diabetes will have minimal effect on his life as well as he plans to deal with his condition. He is just grateful that it was diagnosed before it was too late. His dietary habits have changed for the better and he plans on wearing during practice until he gets back up to his playing weight and the diabetes stabilizes. Cutler’s dedication to not let the diagnoses affect his play is something we can all look forward to seeing. We admire your courage and attitude Jay.

“Obviously, this is a serious disease,” Jay said. “It’s not going to change me on the field. I’ll make lifestyle changes. But I’ll probably be a better quarterback this year than I was last year.”