Top Ten Popular Diabetic Athletes

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6. Nick Boynton – Hockey Player

Nick Boynton

Nicholas Boynton is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is expected to play for the Anaheim Ducks in the 2009-10 season. Before joining the Phoenix Coyotes, Boynton played for the Boston Bruins.


7. Doug Burns – Fitness Consultant, Record-holding Athlete

Doug Burns

An internationally respected record holding strength athlete and fitness consultant, Doug has also had type 1 diabetes since the age of seven. His health quickly deteriorated after being misdiagnosed with flu and he was admitted into the emergency room with ketoacidosis and a blood sugar over 700.


8. Sean Busby – Champion Snowboarder

Sean Busby

Sean Busby is a champion snowboarder who has been training for the 2010 – 2014 Olympics. Although diagnosed with diabetes, he is known for his events in Slalom and Giant Slalom. Though he has been into this activity only for a few years, his determination as an athlete and an individual has seen him soar in this game.


9. Bobby Clarke – NHL – Philadelphia Flyers

Bobby Clarke

Robert Earle Clarke, OC also called Bobby Clarke is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Philadelphia Flyers. He has also not let diabetes intrude with his game.


10. Scott Coleman – Swimmer

Scott Coleman – Swimmer

Boca Raton’s Scott Coleman became the first male diabetic to successfully swim across the English Channel. He trained under Coach Tom Smith, also of Boca Raton and swam 60,000 yards a week. Smith was also part of Coleman’s support crew.athletes who have not let their disease stand in the way of achieving what they wanted in the sports arena.

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