As a lifelong Chicagoan, I was saddened to hear that Ron Santos died today. He was a Chicago Cub in the 60's and 70's and played with type 1 Diabetes for all of his professional liife. His son made a film of his life, concentrating on his battle with this disease and how he kept it a secret for much of his life. He played with the disease before there were blood glucose meters, just had to give himself insulin by the way felt. He did lose both his legs and still kept active. He was 70 years old, so did live longer than was expected. He was instrumental in founding charities to fight the disease. He will be missed.
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