At the Scouting Combine, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told PFT Live that cornerback Patrick Peterson battled blood sugar issues during the 2014 season, and that Peterson had “borderline” diabetes. Peterson has now said that his condition goes beyond any borderline.
“I’d rather not go into deep detail about that,” Peterson initially told Kent Somers of azcentralsports.com. “It was a situation that it occurred during the season. The team docs found it and got it all under wraps.”
Peterson admitted that the situation affected him in 2014.
“No question it made a big difference and once they found out what the problem was, they put their hands around the throat, wrangled it and we moved forward from it,” Peterson said.
While the situation is under control, it’s not cured; “I am a diabetic,” Peterson said.
Peterson, one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, didn’t specify whether he suffers from Type I or Type II diabetes. The diagnosis helps explain the decline in his play from last season, and we wish him the best as he prepares for 2015.