“Life would no longer ever be the same again”

My Story

I became a type 1 Diabetic in 1995 during a very stressful time in my life.

Before this I represented Australia as an elite athlete for a number of years prior to falling ill. I lost 20 kg in a week, was going blind, was barely able to walk and urinating every 1⁄2 hour making it impossible to sleep.

There was an unbearable hunger for sugar products but none could satisfy the overwhelming and suffocating appetite that consumed me.

I was dying. I was soon diagnosed by my GP who sent to a specialist who prescribed insulin and refereed me to a Diabetic Counsellor to re-construct my new life as a Type 1 Diabetic.

Being a Diabetic doesn’t mean you can’t be an elite Athlete! 

Paris Halpin-Boyer – My Gardian Angel

Note: These are my personal views of my diabetic condition. Always consult your own doctor with any inquiry to do with Diabetic Control Management.

About Derek Boyer

Derek Boyer, Strength Specialist, 8 times World Strongest Man competitor and finalist, Martial Artist, TV Personality, movie actor and life coach. As seen in cinema, Transworld International Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, MTV, Euro Sports, variety shows worldwide and all major Australian television networks.
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