Despite Diabetes, Thiago Santisteban is Pushing His Massive Physique to the Next Level

Some roadblocks simply can’t be avoided.

You can face these daunting circumstances with pride and dignity, but most of all, you have to do so with understanding. When a hurdle presents itself in your path you must choose to either jump over it or let it block your progress. For Generation Iron Brasil athlete Thiago Santisteban, discovering that he was a type 1 diabetic never knocked him off the path of becoming a top flight bodybuilder.

An impressive standout in the 212 Division, Thiago Santisteban has built a championship level bodybuilding physique despite having diabetes. Nutrition is a huge part of bodybuilding as well as monitoring your insulin to ensure you get the best effects from your training. Thiago Santisteban being diagnosed with diabetes has likely made him even more in tuned with the fuel he puts into his body and has likely allowed him to build an even more impressive physique by remaining dedicated to what he can and can’t consume.

It’s this kind of dedication that has built Santisteban’s character. The Brazilian bodybuilder is using his life and career to show individuals, particularly children, that the fitness lifestyle can have a hugely positive impact on their lives whether they’re suffering from minor or major ailments alike. Through his hard and consistent training, Thiago Santisteban is becoming a true motivation.


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Há cerca de dois anos atrás procurei esse treinador ,já com bons resultados mas mais no amador era pouco conhecido dos brasileiros ,pouco tempo depois confirmou o q já sabia ,acabou sendo eleito pelo site @generationironofficial o 2 melhor treinador do mundo,além de extremamente feliz pelos resultados nesse tempo ,agora aqui no Kuwait percebi que não tenho só um treinador e sim um amigo ,tem me dado toda ajuda necessária e respaldo para que possa concentrar na preparação,obrigado @ahmad_askar_1 não só pelo treinador mas sim pela grande pessoa ?? 2 years ago I looked for this coach, he already got great results into the amteur but wasnt known between the brazilians, after a while it was already confirmed what I already known by @generationironofficial the second best coach in the world, besides all the happiness that I have been getting from my great results, now here at Kuwait I notice that I dont have only a coach but also a friend, he gives me all the help needed and everything that I could need to be focus on my prep, thanks @ahmad_askar_1 not only for the coach but also for the great person #ifbbproleague #ifbbpro #ifbb212 #motivation #inspiration #size #symmetry #faith #camelcrew #dedication #discipline #sacrificewithoutregret #noexcuses #nextelevel #nevergiveup #teamsanti @o2_gyms

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Jacob Ladon is a staff writer and former amateur bodybuilder. He has been passionate about bodybuilding since he was 15 years old and discovered the joys of training in the gym. He reports and comments on all bodybuilding related matters.