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NDR-Sport: Zverev macht Diabetes-Erkrankung öffentlich und gründet Stiftung | sportschau.de

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Tennis Olympic champion Alexander Zverev has made a long-standing diabetes disease public. Already at the age of four, the Hamburger had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes." The disease has accompanied me throughout my life. As a young boy, I didn't think much about it, later more and more. I want to show that you can make it very far with this disease," Zverev said on Saturday and at the same time announced the establishment of his foundation "Alexander Zverev Foundation - surcharge against diabetes".
He is supported by his brother Mischa and his parents.
"Until now, not many people knew I had diabetes. I was always afraid that my opponents would feel stronger against me if they knew about my illness.
It's different today, and I'm not worried about that anymore."
— Alexander Zverev
He wants to be a role model for people who are already ill, but also a support for the children, "who can still avoid getting diabetes with an active life and the right prevention," said Zverev. The foundation will primarily support children suffering from diabetes (type 1). Above all, life-saving insulin and other essential medicines are provided, especially in Third World countries. "I am in the privileged position of living a life that I have always wanted to lead. I always wanted to play tennis, travel to tournaments around the globe and be one of the best tennis players in the world. I owe the fact that I succeeded in this above all to my parents and my brother, who have always supported me unconditionally on my way there and still do so today."
said the 25-year-old, who is currently working on his comeback after his serious ligament injury in rehab.
"Now, many years later and also with the successes behind me, I feel comfortable and safe enough to go public with this initiative."
— Alexander Zverev

He is aware that not all children are so lucky and "therefore it is very important to me to give something back and to help other affected people on their way". Diabetes (diabetes) is a metabolic disease, the body can produce little or no insulin. Type 1, as with Zverev, is not yet curable, so that those affected have to inject insulin all their lives.
 

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I don't know if I'm imagining things but it was already known that he had diabetes right?
Yes, there was rumours about it but it is the 1st time he talks about that.
 

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Maybe he should do a foundation for victims of domestic abuse first. Hypocrite.
Why? Nothing is proven. I think that are only lies of a frustrated ex.
 
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