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Greenfield Battling Tough Off-field Opponent

April 30, 2004, 6:00 PM by Dave Sniadak

Jared Greenfield
Jared Greenfield Racing To Beat Diabetes

Jared Greenfield is a standout pitcher for the OGorman baseball team, and star middle distance runner for the track team...Jared is using his multi-tasking as a way to combat diabetes...

Kevin Knetsch, O'Gorman baseball coach, said, "It's definately a unique situation, and he's made it work"

O'Gorman senior Jared Greenfield has the winning arm, the silky stride, and the positive attitude to overcome his opposition; but his battles in sport are nothing compared to the fight he deals with everyday...

Jared Greenfield, standing in the bleachers at McEneaney Field, said, "I'm a type-1 diabetic, I was diagnosed almost 8 years ago to the day. The main thing with diabetes is you have to always check, and make sure you'reblood sugar levelsare perfectso you can perform at your best."

During games, and before and after each race, Jared tests his level constantly when competing...he pricks his finger to check his blood sugar level...when he's not in uniform, he uses an insulin pump, which sends insulin straight to his stomach, saving him several shots in the arm a day.

Greenfield said, "Tough skin, lots of shots, lots of pokes, but I'm used to it now...It's gets to be kind of tedious, but it's all worth it"
Knetsch said, "I've been amazed by how he's been able to handle doing both. He's so mature, and been able to deal with so many things, it's amazing how he balances all these things together."

Jared doesn't let his diabetes slow him down. He runs at least 3 events every meet for the Knights track team, and when he's on the mound, he's striking out batters left and right. Why doesn't he just stick to one sport? Well, then the disease would be getting the best of him.

Greenfield said, "By doing two sports, I'm proving that diabetes is tolerable, and going out there, I'm willing to work with it."

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