Human Highlight Film Fights Diabetes

I talked today for an upcoming In Focus” show with NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins.  Wilkins, who played mostly for the Atlanta Hawks, lives with diabetes.  He developed Type 2 diabetes around the age of 40.  He says however, that diet, exercise and medication help him keep his diabetes under control.  It’s a deeply personal journey for him, having lost his father and grandfather to complications from diabetes.DominiqueWilkins

Dominique earned the nickname, The Human Highlight Film, in his playing days.  He was one of the best dunkers the NBA has ever seen.  He recently became a vice-president with the Hawks organization, but Dominique Wilkins is also passionate about encouraging people to work toward managing their diabetes and is in Philadelphia to do just that.

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