Published Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:21PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:39PM EDT
Max Domi is back in Montreal, and it’s not to get ready for the upcoming season – yet.
The 24-year-old lives with Type 1 Diabetes and is here to raise awareness about the disease.
On Tuesday at the Windsor Ballroom, he met with over a dozen children who have the disease.
Domi has been quite open in the past about how Type 1 Diabetes has affected his hockey career.
“When you say that you’re a Type 1 Diabetic, people instantly relate you to their grandmother or aunt or uncle,” he said when responding to a question about misconceptions surrounding the disease.
“For me, it’s legitimately a disease I cannot take a second off. It’s something that around the clock, I’m having to deal with some sort of adversity or planning for something or fixing something I might have screwed up.”
Domi will also be at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual walk on June 9 in Laval.