30 Stories of Diabetes Education: Lou Brock

Lou Brock will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. at
Peak Sports Club in Rockford for
Diabetes Awareness Day on November 14th
with Rep. Joe Sosnowski

 Lou Brock was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985, and is ranked among the top 100 greatest baseball players of all time. He has a statue mounted at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri where he played for 17 seasons as a member of the Cardinals. He is the only player to have an award named in his honor while still a Major League Baseball player.

One day shortly after celebrating his 60th birthday, Brock was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He knew the disease was serious from the way people around him began speaking in the past tense. Understanding the seriousness of the disease, Brock knew he was going to have to work with his doctor and his family to manage his condition.

Now, Brock has partnered with Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company dedicated to diabetes care, to raise awareness of the importance of properly managing blood glucose levels and to demonstrate that diabetes can be successfully integrated into your life and ambitions.

Following his prestigious baseball career, Brock prospered as a businessman. His experiences include owner and operator of airport retail concessions in Chicago O'Hare and St. Louis International Airports. As an inventor, he holds two U.S. Patents and has also served as a broadcast analyst and spokesperson for many national organizations, including Major League Baseball. Today, Brock and his wife Jacqueline are both ordained ministers and reside in the greater St. Louis area.

Additionally, Lou is a spring training instructor for the St. Louis Cardinals, a position he has held for more than a decade. Brock is considered one of Major League Baseball’s finest ambassadors.