Mavs Fullback Knows The Life Of Football And Diabetes

GRAND JUNCTION - Last Friday Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler revealed that he has been diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes and talked about how he will manage the disease and his football career at the same time.

One guy who knows exactly what Cutler is dealing with is Mesa State Mavericks fullback Seth Lewis. Lewis is entering his senior season at MSC and has been playing football with diabetes since December 2006.

The two have more than just being football players with diabetes in common. Both were diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) in their 20's when it is usually discovered in the teenage years.

Lewis has a very optimistic view on the disease as well.

"I can think of a lot of worse things that could happen," Lewis said. "Just count your blessings for what you have. That's kind of how I look at it."

Lewis, a former Delta Panther, is expected to be the starting fullback for the Mavericks entering the 2008 season as the Mavs compete for a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title and try to get back to the NCAA Div. II Tournament.

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