How Alabama’s Keith Holcombe balances being 2-sport athlete with type 1 diabetes

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — They give you an orange to practice on, that part they get right on television. Not just to the child, but especially the parents, because they’re the ones who usually end up giving the injections for the first few years.

Keith Holcombe didn’t, though.

He was 9 when told he had diabetes. It was a Friday, April 15, tax day, when his blood sugar was so off that he should have been convulsing. The doctor who finally figured out what was wrong told his parents to go straight to the hospital, don’t even stop at home to get anything, because they could get him there faster than a dispatched ambulance.

That’s a lot for someone that age to take in.

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