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.