Boxing Instruction/diabetic


hi my name is raul i live in New York am 18 and am a type 1 diabetic and i wanted to no if i can compete amateur boxing i use to boxing before a was diagnosed with diabetes at nine years old

Hi Raul,

I have never heard of anyone being denied the opportunity to box in the amateurs because of Type 1 diabetes. There are world class athletes in many sports who have competed and done well with Type 1 diabetes.

You should consult with their doctor and diabetes educator to make sure you can train and compete in boxing safely and manage your blood glucose well.

You must focus on tightly controlling your blood glucose, which will require frequent testing, adjustment of insulin, and careful attention to fuel intake.  

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