NBA Legend Bob Lanier Dribbles to Stop Diabetes
While attending the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions, my colleagues and I joined a Dribble to Stop Diabetes (DTSD) FIT Clinic held with NBA Legend and DTSD ambassador Bob Lanier. I was especially excited to talk to Bob because we both share our college Alma mater, an enthusiasm for basketball and have a strong desire to raise awareness and educate others about diabetes.
Bob is an NBA Hall of Famer who has a strong family history of diabetes and was himself diagnosed with type 2 in 2004. During my conversation with him, Bob said that he always had an active lifestyle, but when he was diagnosed with diabetes he had to look for little ways to add more activity to his life and really had to start modifying his diet.
Bob’s advice to others at risk for or living with type 2 diabetes: be active and eat less food more often. He says he does little things like parking farther away to get more steps in and he tries to eat only a palm-sized portion of food five times a day.
It was truly incredible to speak with him about his career, his diabetes diagnosis and the things he’s doing now to help raise diabetes awareness. Want to hear more from Bob? Check out this audio podcast of the full interview.
A special thanks to Bob for taking the time to chat with me. It was a pleasure and an honor!
Disclosures: Bob Lanier is a paid Campaign Ambassador for Dribble to Stop Diabetes. All opinions contained in this post reflect those of the interviewee, and not of Sanofi US, its employees, agencies or affiliates.
The Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign is a Sanofi US Diabetes partnership with the NBA, NBA D-League, WNBA and the American Diabetes Association.