Ligue 1: Nice striker Dolberg reveals he has type 1 diabetes


« I received the results of medical tests this morning and it turns out I have type 1 diabetes.« Kasper Dolberg shared in a story on his Instagram account Monday this information about his condition that others might have kept secret for him. »It’s a surprise, but honestly I’m relieved to have finally found out why I’ve been feeling uncomfortable for the past two weeks.« , added the Dane in his message to the supporters.

« To get used to the little treatment, I decided with Kasper Hjulmand (the Danish coach, Editor’s note) that I will not play with the national team this week, » he further explained. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease requiring lifelong treatment with insulin. Sports activity is generally recommended for patients. For a few years now, this disease has not been the cause of early retirement for the majority of top athletes.

Kasper Dolberg in the Danish jersey in 2021

Credit: Imago

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The Danes, already qualified for the 2022 World Cup, host the Faroe Islands on Friday and will challenge Scotland on Monday 15 November. Dolberg was also reassured about the continuation of his career. « Doctors have confirmed to me that with the right treatment, it would have no negative effect on my career.« , said the Nice striker.

He had to forfeit the match against Marseille (1-1) on October 27 in the French Championship, and in Angers (2-1) on October 31, because of « personal reasons« having forced him to a brief stay in Denmark. Entering last Sunday, at the end of the Nice-Montpellier match (1-0 defeat), the semi-finalist of the last Euro said he felt good, and said he was satisfied with ‘have been able to train all last week without disruption.

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