Episode 072 - Diabetics Doing College and Pro Football with Brandon Denson

Brandon Denson (@B__Denson on Instagram) joins the podcast to talk about his journey from High School football star turned Type-1 Diabetic in his senior season, to Michigan State Spartan Walk-on, to starter, to eventually making an NFL roster. Since his time as an athlete, Brandon has focused on T1D advocacy and even visited Washington D.C. as a representative during JDRF's "Call to Congress" in 2017. 

To me, when you talk to Brandon, it's no surprise he's had so much success in spite of obstacles in his life. His approach and discipline to overcome and not make excuses, make him an excellent example for what you can accomplish while living with T1D. 

Brandon and I share old sports stories, like retired athletes do, and Brandon even recounts some of his playing days at MIchigan State, and what it's like to run out in a stadium in front of 100,000 people. Brandon is a great T1D advocate and I'm glad we were able to connect. Definitely give him a follow for some T1D inspiration.