NFL Rookie Mark Andrews / #SmallVictories in South Carolina

Diagnosed with type 1 at the age of nine, Mark Andrews dreamed of playing professional football. His dream came true earlier this year when he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. They kick off their NFL season this week with the preseason Hall of Fame Game.

Stacey talks to Mark about his diagnosis and how he manages T1D at practices and game days. Mark also shares how a teenager really feels when his parents worry about those highs and lows during sports.

Plus, a South Carolina firefighter gets a big surprise from OneTouch. We’ll tell you about Perry Clanton’s Small Victory – he lost 96 pounds after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and now he’s helping his fellow fire fighters get healthy.

And Stacey is one of the winners of DiabetesMine’s Patient Voices Contest! She’ll be traveling to their Innovation Summit in November. 

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1:20 Stacey Welcome

3:45 Interview with Mark Andrews

36:15 Interview with Bridget Kimmel from LifeScan and Perry Clanton, SC Firefighter

48:00 Stacey explains the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit

51:00 A little bit about Benny from summer camp – “A Letter From the Counselor.”

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