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.
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