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    As reported in the Denver Post.

    I hate the Donkeys as much as anyone else here, but I still hope he learns to deal with this.
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    And, to keep this somewhat Patriots-related--I should add that type 1 diabetes is the more severe form, in the sense that it carries a greater likelihood of sudden disaster, and absolutely requires insulin treatment. You may also know that Big Vince's dad died of diabetes, and his wife is trying to make sure he doesn't develop the disease; that form is type 2, which is far more common, and can sometimes be controlled through lifestyle changes alone.

    [True story of how much damage diabetes can wreak--I once met a man who had suffered a heart attack, but, because of the damage diabetes did to his nervous system, didn't feel any pain from it.]
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    That sucks. I wish him the best with treatment and learning to manage it.
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    That's a shame, wish him the best. Hopefully an athlete like Cutler, who's accustomed to constant training and monitoring of his body, will be in a good position to maintain the care and vigilance that type 1 diabetes demands.
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    My knowledge on diabetes is obviously not up to snuff, but how could he have "just gotten" diabetes? Isn't that something you're born with (in the exception that you're just a fat ass)?
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    jake plummer coming out of retirement?
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    You can't get type I diabetes from your diet (that's type II). Type one diabetes happens because of the complete failure of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Usually it's caused by an autoimmune condition, where one's own immune system attacks the pancreas, but sometimes it's the result of accute pancreatitis, which also comes on with no warning.
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    Just to elaborate on this a bit, it's not normally an all-at-once process. Typically, it's a relatively slow process, and the actual symptoms of type 1 diabetes don't present at birth.
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    If I am correct Diabetes,especially in the type 1 condition is very rare for people between the ages of 18 and 50 to have.

    That type is usually for Children and Elderly who obtain it much easier.
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    Insulin-dependent diabetes is a real bummer for anyone. It might be difficult for Cutler to maintain and NFL career long term. Who is that former QB who works as a coach for Dallas & was suspended for taking prohibited substances to help maintain his diabetes?

    Best of luck to Cutler.
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    Type 1 is normally diagnosed in children, but there is a non-negligible percentage of type 1 diabetics aren't diagnosed until adulthood (a few percent; in many cases, their symptoms first are diagnosed after they're hospitalized with a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis). The reverse holds for type 2--mostly adults, especially older adults, but it can still happen in obese children.

    As an athlete, I'm not sure what sort of role, if any, Cutler's training regimens may have played in the progression of his disease (presumably they delayed the onset of symptoms, not accelerated them).
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    Best of luck to Jay Cutler. Good luck buddy!
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