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First Round pick diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

Dylan Covey will not sign with the Brewers and will attend the University of San Diego where he can stay closer to home and learn to live with the disease. It isn't a disease that can be cured by taking a pill or even chemo like cancer. It is a life long disease that will cause a lifestyle change. Only 5-10% of Diabetics have type 1 or juvenile diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes should really have a different name. Most poeple think that diabetes is a disease of the fat, overweight and lethargic. That's type II diabetes, not anywhere near the same disease. It causes a similar symotom, that is all. It is not known what causes the disease but it is caused by the failure of the pancreas and can be fatal. I am thankful Covey had the bloodowork done during his physical and I hope it is very early on in the onset. From here on Covey will likely have to wear an insulin pump and stab himself routinely to insert sites to pump in insulin along with checking his blood. It is not something that makes it impossible to succeed though. Brandon Morrow recently proved that.
This is something near to me, as my wife has had Type I since she was 1.5 years old. I met her 3.5 years ago and it has changed my life. I respect anyone who can succeed with diabetes because it is something you can never take a break from.

I wish Covey all the best and hope he has a great run at USD and can repeat his 1st round status in 3 years. More can be found here at Baseball Beginnings about Covey's situation.
If you are interested in helping find a cure for this disease, please go to the Children's Diabetes Foundation and donate..


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6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
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9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
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11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
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