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High schooler with diabetes dominates on football field

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Oreos. That is what Trinity Christian Academy's Addison Coleman was eating on vacation when his mother told him that he could have diabetes. Three days after returning from vacation before his eighth-grade year, Coleman got the official diagnosis that he had Type 1 diabetes. Now, this isn't the kind of diabetes you get from not eating right. Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is when the pancreas quit producing insulin for your body. A diagnosis that would affect Coleman for the rest of his life and come close to ending his football career, but he has fought through to become a leader on the field for the Lions. "My first football season was crazy because I was running off every six seconds because I didn't know if I was low or not," Coleman said. "I would have Starbursts with me on the sideline, and I would just randomly eat Starbursts because I didn't know what I was doing." ************************************************************ Want even more heartwarming stories?!  Subscribe to Humankind's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like Humankind on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2NphXtD Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2Nm8uTP
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