Andrew Armstrong was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in high school, when college scouts were already coming around. He had the unique experience of being recruited by someone who knew exactly what he was going through – one of the coaches he met had a daughter with T1D.

Andrew is now in his third year at SU and linebacker coach Brian Ward still supports him, as does Athletic Trainer Tim Pike who lives with type 1. Andrew shares his story plus tips and advice for student athletes.

We taped this episode in front of JDRF families at Syracuse University. They asked Andrew questions and then Stacey put the kids in front of the microphone.

And, this diabetes awareness month, Stacey takes a moment to talk about Project Blue November, a clearinghouse for online diabetes news, events and inspiration.

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1:50 Stacey welcome

5:00 Interview with Andrew Armstrong

Interview with JDRF CNY Ambassadors:

32:00 MP

34:30 Bella

37:30 Logan

Hockey Fights T1D

40:00 Amie

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