IF injections and blood tests were Olympic events, hed possibly hold the world record.
Now young diabetic Paul Hagreen will get the chance to handle the prestigious Olympic Torch next year.
The Huddersfield New College student, from Elland, is among 8,000 across the country to learn they have been chosen to carry the flame in the 70-day torch relay next June.
Mirfield schoolboy Harry Crowther, 12, who faces a daily battle with the condition progeria making him age five times faster has also been picked for the coveted role.
Paul was nominated by his mum Karen for the way he has managed his Type 1 diabetes from the age of four to become a successful young sportsman.
The 17-year-old who plays football for Brighouse Town and is Yorkshires Under- 18s goalkeeper has to be attached to an insulin pump around the clock.
Yet despite the 62,000 blood tests and 21,000 injections he has endured to keep his condition under control, he has never complained.
Paul, who is studying for a BTEC sports diploma and who helps coach local youngsters, was delighted to be picked.
He said: I was thrilled and thought it was a great honour when I found out.
It is good to be part of history. It is a once in a lifetime chance.
At times, it gets a bit tough with my condition, but I can do anything in moderation really. I am on an insulin pump all the time which delivers insulin to make it easier with all the sport I do.
I have to check my blood sugar about six times a day to try to keep it under control.
He will join 600 other inspirational people from across the Yorkshire and Humber region to carry the torch 300 metres each.
They have all received conditional torchbearer offers from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, subject to them passing security checks.
Harry, a pupil at Castle Hall School in Mirfield, cannot wait to take up his position.
His mum Sharron Crowther said he was delighted when she called him at school to break the news.
She said: He was really chuffed. He said he was shaking and that his heart was beating so fast when I told him.
It is absolutely overwhelming that out of all those people nominated, they chose my little man. Out of all the horrendous things he has to go through this is something nice for him.
I always tell him if it wasnt for progeria, he probably wouldnt have achieved all this. There has got to be something positive out of all the negatives.
The flame will be in Yorkshire from June 18 to 20 and June 24 to 27 and will visit every part of the region.
Huddersfield will get the flame on Sunday June 24 and it will set off from Greenhead Park on a route which takes it through the town to Brighouse and other parts of West Yorkshire.
The following day the torch will start in Leeds and be carried on a route which includes Batley, Dewsbury and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at West Bretton.