Former NFL player and Type 1 Diabetes Ambassador Kendall Simmons will moderate
a diabetes discussion in a school assembly on Wednesday, December 6 at
Mountain Home High School's Dunbar Auditorium. Hosted by Kristi Waddell
and Jennifer Morrow, the assembly will be at 1:00 p.m. for junior high
students and 2:00 p.m. for high school.
That evening, the
Reppell Diabetes Learning Center is hosting a
Meet & Greet for Kendall Simmons from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Novo Nordisk,
the event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Simmons was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 30th overall pick
in 2002, and played nearly ten years in the NFL. He was diagnosed with
Type 1 diabetes before his second season began in 2003. He was able to
continue his career with assistance from team doctors and a support network,
and he was a member of the Steeler team that won Super Bowl XL. Today,
he partners with global healthcare company Novo Nordisk to raise awareness
of the importance of managing blood glucose levels and to demonstrate
how diabetes can be integrated into a patient's life and ambitions.
For more information about the assembly or the Meet & Greet that evening,
please contact Jodi Bodenhamer, RN, CDE, RDLC Coordinator, at (870) 508-1765 or