As the parent of a child diagnosed with Type 1 at 15 months old, I love Mark Andrews' matter of fact approach to his diabetes. It's a ton of responsibility for a child and parent to take on, let alone a professional athlete who relies on their body as their instrument. I'm sharing Mark Andrews' inspirational and motivating story for anyone battling an invisible disability.
"I tell this to everybody: Diabetes is incredibly difficult, but I wouldn’t change it for the world," Andrews said. "I’ve had people tell me I can’t do things and doubt me, whatever it may be, because of my diabetes. So I’ve used it to kind of fuel me and just shape who I am as a person.