Diabetes Doesn’t Define Sam Fuld

There was a great writeup on our advisory board member Sam Fuld in the Huffington Post.

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 10 years old, Fuld, now 33, hardly seemed destined to become a professional athlete. People with diabetes rarely become pro baseball players, let alone Major Leaguers, in large part because the stress of the game can aggravate health problems. Moreover, Fuld’s upbringing put a lot more emphasis on academics than sports. His father is the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire, and his mother was a state senator and legislator. For Sam, developing his baseball talent was surely important, but so was developing his intellect.

Definitely worth checking out the rest of Sam Fuld’s journey with Type 1.

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