My son has experienced some discrimination in sports b/c of his diabetes. He was 15 at dx and was in the middle of a recreation league soccer season. Admittedly, he was not playing all that well just before diagnosis (probably hard to do anything well with undx diabetes). But he actually was played less after dx. I think the coach was freaked out by the dx. BUT this was rec soccer and the deal is if you pay, you play. He should have been played 50% of the game no matter what. Emails to him and to the people in charge didn't improve the situation. We got another coach the next season (had to call and freak out on them b/c they put him with the same coach despite my clear instructions not to) and I do think he played more that season but I was fed up with the league and didn't let him play with them anymore after that 2nd season. He now plays for his high school team. This is a different set of rules. He's not guarenteed 50% play time and the coach was clear with him about this from the start. I'm honest, he's not a great player. And he's not even as committed to the game as the other boys (missed most Mon practices for a band practice). But he's on the team and plays some and he's happy with that. This coach does not seem freaked out by the diabetes and he has no need to be....Alex handles it all and has only gone a little low once during a practice.