Type 1 diabetes doesn't slow down Wild center Luke Kunin

Updated: February 03, 2020 06:44 PM

Wild fans would never know from watching him skate, but Wild center Luke Kunin lives with Type 1 diabetes. 

Now he is teaming up with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help raise awareness about the disease.


"If I can be an inspiration or show one kid that they can play hockey or do whatever they want, that's worth it for sure," Kunin said.

Kunin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12. Since then, it's meant constant maintenance and monitoring. He even checks his blood sugar levels during practices and games.

His path as a professional athlete is a reminder that patients with diabetes can do anything they want, and he wants to make sure they know it. Kunin serves as the official JDRF Ambassador for the State of Hockey.

"Being able to show that you really can do whatever you want while having this, that's the message I want to share," he said.

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