I remember reading about Bobby Clarke, back in his playing days in the NHL. He'd drink jugs of orange juice before a game, and at each intermission to keep his blood sugars up. He wanted fast carbs since he was burning so much energy.
But while watching a Chicago Bears' game last year, the announcers talked a little about quarterback Jay Cutler's diabetes. They said that he eats no carbs before a game but loads up with protein, lots of egg whites.
I've been Type 1 diabetic since 1974. Eating protein before extreme exercise seemed odd to me. Any ideas on this or do you think the announcers got this wrong?