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Peterson addresses his “abnormal sugar levels”

Posted by Darren Urban on April 7, 2015 – 1:38 pm

During the season Bruce Arians had referred to a vague medical problem Patrick Peterson had dealt with, and then during the Scouting combine said it had to do with Peterson’s “blood issues.” Kent Somers, talking to Peterson over the weekend, had Peterson acknowledge “I am a diabetic.” Today, Peterson tweeted out a statement of his own.

The important part of the statement is that Peterson said through diet and a doctor’s care, “I’m grateful that this has been reversible for me and my health is back to normal.”

Arians didn’t talk about the health issues at all at the recent NFL spring meetings when talking about the Pro Bowl cornerback. Asked if he felt Peterson was criticized too much last season, Arians said “it was probably warranted in September.” But he quickly added that Peterson bounced back strong (and perhaps not coincidentally, about the time Peterson would have figured out his health plan.)

“He’s on the number one guy from the other team every week, all over the field,” Arians said. “You’re going to lose a few battles. I don’t care who you are. Deion used to lose some battles.

“(Peterson) gets overly criticized because of his stature. There was not much to criticize from October to the rest of the way.”

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20 Responses to “Peterson addresses his “abnormal sugar levels””

  1. By Dr. G. on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    Well, no one wants to say PP may be mistaken, but I don’t even know where to start with this, so… just to say type 2 diabetes is not curable; but it can subside to the point where medication may not be necessary. Medical people look to lack of exercise, being over weight, and living on candy bars, alcohol and soda to be the things that can help dramatically if modified. PP should not have had any of these issues as a pro athlete…familial history can be an indicator, however??

    The term “reversed” is often used to indicate that medication is no longer needed. The reality is that a person just goes into a “pre-diabetes” mode, and needs to monitor blood regularly. The prognosis can forecast a very optimistic lifestyle…

    He states he is cured and hints to be the very best…even special teams again…we will see. I wish him well…

  2. By T.Stone on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    I love B.A’s Comment. Prime did get burned often, he didn’t want to tackle either. If you on an Island, the sun gets hot and u will eventually get burned. Good health to PP and the haters can kick rocks.

  3. By Richard S on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    Years ago I was told I was half way to diabetes with a 113 fasting sugar level. That scared me enough to lose 20 lbs. in 20 days and I’m now down 40 lbs and got my blood sugar fasting down to 90. Due to a knee replacement, lack of physical activity while recuperating, it’s now at 101, 2 points above normal. I’m increasing my exercise and hopefully will get back to normal. Patrick though doesn’t need to lose weight and I can’t imagine he doesn’t get enough physical exercise. I hope I can keep it controlled, as I remember an old man getting his leg cut off when he had diabetes and an ingrown toe nail back when I was a kid. That’s what scared me into losing 20 lbs in 20 days back then. All I had to do was limit calorie intake to 2000/day and do 1000 calories of exercise each day.

  4. By robert on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    anybody recall if there was another CB in this league that gave up as many big plays or touchdowns last year? How many did Revis give up? And how can this mediacal condition sort of “pop UP” when these guys health are so closely modified? we have our biggest CAP hit in a guy that didn’t play even 25% of what he got paid..those are the facts. Nothing personal..i have been a fan since ’88!!

  5. By Timmy on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    @robert
    What do you mean “sort of pop up”. The team knew about it when it happened, they just didn’t say anything about it, which is their right and frankly Petersons right. Sometimes there is no grassy knoll! And things do pop up. I had a buddy who woke up one morning and was really dizzy with a bad headache. Went to hospital, found a brain tumor, and he died the next day. It came out of nowhere! Things happen.

  6. By MushroommanAZ on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    Might sound crazy, but Darren if you see PP around the facility have him looki nto Maringa trees. He can plant them on his property. Its the world health organizations tree of life, and the leaves and seeds have amazing healing benefits. One specific benefit has to do with blood sugars and insulin production. But just some outside the box thinking for a Cardinal starting a very real and difficult fight.Also any Card fans look into these trees. Low water use and truly helpful.

  7. By Scott H on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    I just hope PP is truly on top of this and the team doctors are as well. Last year is last year. It’s done. Can’t get it back, so…onward. Looking forward to better things from PP in 2015, regardless of what caused him to be rather disappointing in 2014. If he is truly on top of his health and his body’s needs, then I would think better things are inevitable. I DEFINITELY believe he is eager to get back to playing to his true capability.

  8. By georgiebird on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    Peterson’s problems come from his lackadaisical play. Maybe the blood sugar has an affect on PP’s attention span.
    My advice to PP- “drop about 10 pounds”. A thinner PP will be help with the diabetes and a thinner PP will look more the part of an NFL cb.

  9. By Coach K on Apr 7, 2015 | Reply

    Dr. G

    Many things are curable but the public is not made aware as it would cost the medical establishment trillions of dollars. In America, the medical mafia is in the business of disease management, not cures. This keeps the money rolling in. Cures are not desired, but used to raise money for causes that have no real interest in finding cures.

    Two Time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling said it best in his quote involving cancer… “Everyone should know the war on cancer is largely a fraud”.

    If the general public knew what most doctors know privately, it would bring the entire pharmaceutical industry to its knees.

    As for Patrick, he will be fine.

  10. By clssylssy on Apr 8, 2015 | Reply

    There was a time not too long ago when certain things were off limits, people respected other people’s boundaries and then…we had Giraldo, The National Enquirer, TMZ, sports tabloids, aka PFT, and the cancer known as social media but, medical confidentiality is still protected by law. Bruce Arians knows this very well from his wife’s work with abuse victims, and he tap danced around the questions, skillfully, without saying anything, however, I have to wonder if it wouldn’t have been better to take this opportunity to be blunt and just tell them..,” You’re trying to get me to comment on something that is privileged medical information and is outside my purview as a coach. I would appreciate it if you would respect our player’s privacy. This is a new year and we’re looking forward to Patrick being our #1 Corner and a major defensive weapon. Last season is in the books and closed, and we’ve moved on” The media has created a feeding frenzy around high profile individuals and sometimes someone has to slam a door in their face!
    Diabetes is a very serious illness for which there is no “cure” but with the proper diagnosis and treatment can be managed. Without proper treatment it can lead to blindness, limb amputation, and various organ failures etc, diabetic coma and death. With knowledge one can choose their lifestyle however, they can’t choose their genetics! I’m sure PP will have the best treatment available with his wife a doctor!

  11. By Joe C. on Apr 8, 2015 | Reply

    Darren, if possible please pass to Patrick. My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 7. (20 years ago) It is amazing the good a pro athlete can do for young kids with diabetes just by sharing their success while also dealing with the disease. He doesn’t have to focus on diabetes. Just be a successful pro athlete and let these kids see the sky is the limit. There are tons of forums he can use. He can be a great example!
    Joe

  12. By Andy Kw on Apr 8, 2015 | Reply

    Makes sense but I still can’t believed he allowed so many plays last season. Get back to your 2012 form. We’re all here for ya.

  13. By Marlin on Apr 8, 2015 | Reply

    Is it football season yet ???!!!🙂

  14. By Dr. G. on Apr 9, 2015 | Reply

    CoachK – – Your position that the medical industry does not want to cure ailments is flawed…no offense intended. We could start with Polio and Tuberculosis and recently in the news, Ebola..there are many more.

    When the pharmaceutical companies feel one drug is not as profitable, they have designer “”vanity”” drugs like Viagra, HGH, Propecia…etc…. It costs about a “”billion”” dollars to get FDA approval on a new item…yes…really.

    Diabetes is one that is generally controllable fortunately. As for P2, I do not doubt the validity of his story as some fans might;; but it would be admirable for him to stand with his doctor in a PSA to help educate those who have to deal with diabetes daily, esp. little children. If he does that, it will remove most doubt. Som

    Be well, Cards Fans..

  15. By Dr. G. on Apr 9, 2015 | Reply

    Sorry…add on… Some think he is excuse making… He could make it go away and look great doing it. We will see…later

  16. By Coach K on Apr 9, 2015 | Reply

    Dr. G

    I work in the industry and it’s sad that great doctors who do care are forced to violate their oath every day under threat of losing their license.

    I watch the TV commercials in horror as they end with warnings of severe adverse reaction, including death.

    I focus more on the cancer industry and it’s foolish effort to treat the symptoms instead of solving the cause.

    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  17. By Dr. G. on Apr 10, 2015 | Reply

    CoachK – – One need not be horrified with the annoying disclaimers in the drug ads. Those overstated side effects are rare, and usually occur with misuse. You are simply witnessing the state of the parasitic portion of the legal industry at work.

    Many drugs are indicated because some people live and eat like next week is the coming of Armageddon. I need not debate positions of naivete…be well

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