Live interview with former NFL player Kendall Simmons, T1D

Kendall Simmons is a former NFL® player who played nearly 10 years after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers® as the 30th overall pick in 2002. Shortly before his second season began in 2003, Simmons was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was not sure if he would be able to continue his football career. With the help of team doctors and a strong support network, Simmons returned to the field that same year. As he learned to manage his diabetes, he regained his strength and flourished on the football field. In 2005, he started all 16 regular season games and all 4 playoff games with the Pittsburgh Steelers®, winning Super Bowl® XL over the Seattle Seahawks®. Today, Kendall has partnered with Novo Nordisk, a global health care company dedicated to diabetes care, to raise awareness of the importance of properly managing blood glucose levels and to demonstrate that diabetes can be successfully integrated into your life and ambitions. Kendall is participating in the 16th Annual Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference in Orlando to help show kids that diabetes doesn’t have to stand in the way of pursuing their dreams.

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