Please forward this error screen to 103. The story that gets told again and again about Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews is his near-death experience three define breakout ago.
As a freshman at Oklahoma, Andrews he was unresponsive due to hypoglycemia, a condition caused by very low blood sugar. His roommate had to shove fruit snacks in his mouth, and paramedics rushed to the scene where he finally regained consciousness. Andrews, a Type 1 diabetic since childhood, knows more than anyone how it’s a minute-by-minute battle with this disease. He understands how every bite of food he takes affects his body. He realizes the precautions he must take before any form of exercise.
Diabetes has changed Andrews’ life forever. It just hasn’t stopped him from pursuing any of his goals. Instead of focusing on a scary incident in his college dorm room, Andrews wants to talk about how he continually sidestepped defenders in the open field and raced to the end zone, becoming the nation’s top tight end in college last season and a third-round pick in this year’s draft by his commitment to control diabetes. My thing is living your best dream and don’t let this disease define you,” Andrews said. It’s definitely a part of who you are, but it shouldn’t be 100 percent who you are.