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Can children with Type I diabetes play sports?

Sure they can, as long as they check their blood sugar before playing and stabilize it if needed. It’s also smart to have a source of sugar on hand, in case their blood sugar drops. Many successful athletes have diabetes, including baseball star Ron Santo, world-class surfer Scott Dunton, and tennis ace Billie Jean King.

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

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