Diabetes

For Ravens and rookie tight end Mark Andrews, diabetes not expected to be a concern

For Ravens and rookie tight end Mark Andrews, diabetes not expected to be a concern

Mark Andrews has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 9, so the Ravens rookie tight end knows by now how to manage the disease. But he also knows people will still wonder about it anyway.

During the pre-draft process, some NFL teams asked the former Oklahoma star about the condition, in which insulin-producing cells within the pancreas are gradually destroyed and fail to produce the hormone that helps the body’s cells convert glucose into energy. Andrews said after Friday’s rookie minicamp practice that it’s “not a problem — it’s just something I always have to be aware of.”

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