WATCH: England’s Henry Slade talks about living with diabetes
Henry Slade signed his first professional contract with Exeter Chiefs at the age of 18, the same year in which he also developed type 1 diabetes.
Now aged 22, Slade has adapted to life with diabetes, but admitted there was a moment he thought his career may have come to a premature end.
Slade says: “All I could think was: ‘I want to be a rugby player’ and I was questioning: ‘Can I do that?’”
Fortunately for Slade, he was told his rugby career would not be jeopardised, providing he was able to control his diabetes.