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Jay Cutler game plans for diabetes with night game vs. Texans

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is forced to take more measures to deal with his diabetes when he plays in a night game, like the upcoming one against the Houston Texans.

Wesley Hitt

When Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler plays in night games he is forced to pay close attention to his diabetes. Cutler, diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2008, said that later games mean he has to monitor more meals with insulin during the day leading up to the game.

On "The Jay Cutler Show" on ESPN 1000, Cutler said, "the more you put in your body the more you have to regulate it with insulin." Cutler said with noon kickoffs he just has a light breakfast, some fruit, and some insulin before games, but the 7:30 p.m. CT start against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Nov. 11 will mean breakfast, lunch and a pregame meal; all regulated with insulin.

Cuter has changed his diet since being diagnosed and said it has made a big impact on him being able to control diabetes. He will be growing a mustache for "Movember," a charity to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues.