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October 25, 2016
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George Simmons

George Simmons is a father and husband living with type 1 diabetes. He was diagnosed over 16 years ago but only started taking his health and his disease seriously a little over a year. A self proclaimed "born again diabetic", George began blogging as a way to meet other people with diabetes.

His personal blog called "The B.A.D. Blog" (the Born Again Diabetic blog) serves as a place for George to express his frustrations, triumphs, and failures. In June 2006, George began insulin pump therapy that has helped lower his A1C and his overall management of his diabetes.

He frequently uses his sense of humor as a tool to help not only himself but others through the mental struggle and strain that diabetes can put on somebody. Always known to wear his heart on his sleeve, this native Southern Californian loves to listen as much as he loves to talk. Being a "shoulder to lean on" for family and friends is one of the things that brings him joy.

George also loves playing video games with his kids, singing songs while strumming his guitar and visiting Disneyland. 

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