Cutler speaks out about life with diabetes

November 14, 2009 4:57:47 PM PST
Saturday was National Diabetes Day, and some teenagers affected by the disease got a visit from Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.Cutler, a Type 1 diabetic, met with the teens and their parents to talk about managing the disease while maintaining an athletic lifestyle.

The group then toured the University of Chicago's Kovler Diabetes Center, one the nation's leading facilities in treating the disease.

"Being diabetic, I think, is very personal. You can communicate with your doctors. You can talk to a lot of people, but at the end of the day, you're the one waking up with it, you're the one going to sleep with it. So, it's the daily grind of it, you know, just checking your sugar, I think that's the hardest part," said Cutler.

The quarterback was diagnosed with diabetes last year. After Saturday's event, he signed autographs and posed for photos with the teens.


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