People with diabetes can surely engage in athletics. There are countless examples of athletes who have had great success from the Olympic gold medalist swimmer Gary Hall to the famous baseball player Ron Santo to the great cricketer close to our home, Wasim Akram. To read more success stories over the world and even within JDF, click here.
Many people believe that once they start insulin, they can no longer be independent, live alone, travel, or eat away from home. None of these is true. With planning, there is no reason why you cannot do everything you did before.
Actually, many people find that their lives do change with insulin—for the better. They have more energy, have more flexibility in their schedule, and feel more positive about themselves. Your life becomes discipline and a disciplined life is always good.
Past records within the JDF itself does not show that most JDs above the age of 30 are married, and they are even blessed with non-diabetic children. To look up a list of JDs that have married other JDs or non-JDs, click here.