Type 1 Diabetes

Ron Santo: “Now that’s what I’d call a God-given gift”

Ron Santo. From a 1961 edition of Baseball Digest via http://bit.ly/vQUTgS

Ron Santo. From a 1961 edition of Baseball Digest via http://bit.ly/vQUTgS

Ron Santo, former Chicago Cubs third baseman and radio announcer, was finally inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame on Monday, just over a year after his death.

As many now know, Santo had type 1 diabetes and endured many hardships during his baseball career, as well as every year that followed. In a Guideposts article he wrote about his diagnosis, “Diabetes? I didn't even know what that was. I had just one concern: "Can I still play baseball?"”

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