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Basketball Game Honors Those with Diabetes

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.- A basketball game at a local university was more than just about keeping score. Children and adults living with Type One Diabetes were honored at the Middle Tennessee State University home game against South Alabama Saturday afternoon.

Not only did those with Diabetes get in free, but they got to hang out in the high-five tunnel as the men's team headed to the court.

This day was all about an opportunity to bring joy to people that at times feel limited by a disease.

"It's really wonderful because so many times these kids struggle and they have to take insulin injections everyday but it's one time they get to do something cool and get recognition for a disease that is so hard to deal with," said Jessie Clark with Juvenile Diabetes Research.

With so many misconceptions about Type One Diabetes, Saturday's event was also an opportunity to bring awareness about the disease to the community.

 

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