Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Lineman Kendall Simmons to Share His Journey with Diabetes


Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Kendall Simmons will share his personal experience with diabetes at a special event Saturday, July 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Straub Medical Center.

Simmons' story will serve as the key address for the 2016 Diabetes Care for Life Program graduation ceremony, during which the pro football player will congratulate graduates of the program for the work they have put in over the course of the past two months. He also will be signing autographs to the first 50 people and talking story at this free community event.

Diabetes Care for Life is a diabetes self-management program made available through a unique community partnership facilitated by Straub Medical Center. The program was supported by an education grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

The program covered a variety of topics, including how medications work, monitoring blood glucose methods, understanding nutrition labels, and recognizing and treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

During the eight-week program, participants tracked goals, counted steps and kept a food journal to monitor their progress. At the end of the program, they discussed their success and the challenges they faced along the way, and the group was able to share tips and advice with one another.

Find out more about this program and hear Simmons' story at the July 30 graduation. 

Published on: July 22, 2016