Diabetic Athletes

by Billy Kingsley - 45 cards (Last updated on Feb. 1, 2017)

1. 1995-96 Hoops #133 Chris Dudley

Dudley was the first athlete I knew of who was diabetic.

4. 2013-14 Panini #172 Anthony Bennett

Bennett is not included on the list on Wikipedia of Diabetic athletes, although he is known to be Type 2. Most of the non-NBA and auto racing athletes on this list come from the Wikipedia list.

6. 2002-03 O-Pee-Chee #211 Nick Boynton

This card actually mentions his fight against Diabetes.

8. 2012-13 Panini Certified - Fabric of the Game Mirror Red Jersey Team Die Cut #FOG-BJC B.J. Crombeen

I just added this card to my collection last weekend- the second relic card in my NHL collection.



Jan. 30, 2017 - 11:24AM

Cool list Billy. The only one I knew about was Adam Duvall. Some impressive athletes on this list. I'm especially surprised by the tennis players. Tennis is such a grueling sport that just requires so much energy. I would think that would be so difficult to manage being diabetic.

Jan. 31, 2017 - 10:32PM

Ex-Oriole pitcher Jason Johnson has Type 1 diabetes. He wore his insulin pump on the back of his belt when he pitched to minimize the chances it would get hit by a ball. I'm pretty sure he had a card in one of the insert sets of 2016 Topps Update about guys playing through adversity.

Jan. 31, 2017 - 10:38PM

Correction: 2015 Topps update

Feb. 4, 2017 - 7:59AM

Alongside these athletes who've overcome diabetes to participate in the sport they love stands you, Billy. Your love for the hobby and the exuberance with which you share that with others, me particularly, reflects your strong character. Keep taking it one day at a time. No one's promised tomorrow.

Feb. 5, 2017 - 11:45AM
Billy Kingsley

Thank you!

Jan. 4, 2018 - 9:55AM
Jan. 7, 2018 - 7:42PM
Billy Kingsley

I wasn't aware of them...they weren't on the Wikipedia list. I will work on getting them on the list when I get the chance. As of right now this list is my only collection, only a few actually appear in my physical collection.

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