Khalid Keshta is the founder and owner of Diabetes Sports Academy and Keshred. He is also a civil engineer, bodybuilder, certified personal trainer and nutritionist; but most importantly he has type-1 diabetes.
Khalid got diagnosed with type-1 in October 2011 on his birthday, at that time he used to be a football player that played for a lot of semi-professional clubs and two professional clubs.
Unfortunately, 3 months after Khalid’s diagnosis, he broke his knee and ruptured his ligaments in a football charity tournament. After 2 unsuccessful operation, Khalid’s football career was over.
Khalid couldn’t live without doing any sports, so he started hitting the gym hard and started studying the science behind exercising, nutrition and blood sugar levels, as he always believed that no one will understand your body more than YOU. After years of training, self-studying and earning certificates, Khalid decided to compete in bodybuilding to prove to people with diabetes that it is not an obstacle in one of the hardest sports. He did a few competitions and won them all, except one he was a runner up, and the last one he won was the Professional Division Classic Physique category in Miami Pro. He also made sure he installs his glucose sensor in his stomach (instead of his arm) to make it more visible. This was to motivate and encourage every person with diabetes and to raise awareness to people that don’t know what that sensor is.
Especial thanks for the location to Z fitness gym
and from the great Omar Eshta for helping us and skipping lifting massive weights