Professional football player, Blake Ferguson*, has never let type 1 diabetes (T1D) stand in his way.
After a successful high school football career, where he ranked as the No. 1 long snapper in the nation, Blake was a team captain in college and won a national championship. He was drafted in 2019.
Blake loves the flexibility of having up to six Personal Profiles on his t:slim X2 insulin pump. Talk with your healthcare provider about how to set up yours!
Blake and his pump are a team. By planning ahead and having a routine, Blake works with his t:slim X2 insulin pump to help maintain healthy blood sugar throughout the day.
* Tandem Diabetes Care has a compensation agreement with Blake Ferguson.
Blake is partnering with Tandem because he wants to be a positively different influence on the lives of people living with T1D.
Blake can spend more time focusing on his workouts and less time worrying about his diabetes management thanks to his t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology.
Partnering with Tandem has been a positively different experience for Blake. His t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology helps keep him healthy and ready to play.
During a practice, a game, or a workout, Blake appreciates the freedom to disconnect from his pump and reconnect in a snap. He relies on this flexibility to compete at the highest level.
As one of the best long snappers in professional football, Blake Ferguson has a fanbase that extends well beyond the field. He loves connecting with them to talk about football and diabetes.
“When I’m off the field, live music is my favorite pastime. One of the best new features about my t:slim X2 insulin pump is the ability to bolus straight from my phone.† It’s discrete and convenient, so I don’t have to miss a moment of the action.” #Freedom2Bolus #InTheMoment
When Mark Andrews and Blake Ferguson met on November 11, 2021 in Miami, it was believed the first time two professional athletes living with T1D shared the gridiron at the same time. Blake’s team came out ahead, and Mark hauled in six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Trying to keep your blood sugar in range can be stressful and time consuming. Our Control-IQ advanced hybrid closed-loop technology makes it easier by predicting and helping to prevent highs and lows to help increase time in range.‡