Today is Super Bowl Sunday … as a lifelong fan, I’m all for the Kansas City Chiefs. (Hey, I remember their first two Super Bowls!)
As pumped as I am about the Chiefs being in the big game, I’m more inspired by one of our players. As the game is played, Type 1 diabetes will be on the field.
This post salutes Noah Grey, one of the Chief’s tight ends, who lives and plays with type 1.
I met Noah briefly at last year’s Kansas City JDRF Gala event. We discussed our diagnoses and how it is to live and play sports with diabetes. I mentioned I wasn’t aware he was a type 1, and he said he mostly kept it under the radar. I respect that, as each of us gets to share our diabetes on our terms.
I love that Noah spent time in the spotlight this week discussing his type 1 diabetes. And that he’s spending time with children living with type 1. Young type 1s need examples of adults living and achieving their dreams … with diabetes.
All the best in Super Bowl LVII, Noah … I’m rooting for you, good blood sugar control, and the Chiefs in the biggest sporting event in the world.