Ray Allen, His Son and the Fight for Type 1 Diabetes Awareness


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This article originally appeared on ‘The Athletic’ and is shared here as a pdf with permission. Beyond Type 1 is grateful for the opportunity to share the Allen family story. 



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Read about Jared’s brother, Jordan Weiss, who passed away as a result of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes—A Mother’s Cautionary Tale.

WRITTEN BY Jared Weiss, POSTED 04/12/21, UPDATED 11/30/22

Jared Weiss is a staff writer covering the Boston Celtics and host of the Grant and Tacko Show & Daily Ding podcast for The Athletic. He has covered the Celtics since 2011, co-founding CLNS Media Network while in college before covering the team for SB Nation's CelticsBlog and USA Today. Before coming to The Athletic, Weiss spent a decade working for the government, primarily as a compliance bank regulator. Follow Jared on Twitter @JaredWeissNBA.