Cincinatti, Ohio-born former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher David Pember, 27, has had type 1 diabetes since youth. As a player for the Milwaukee Brewers, Pember pitched three years of professional baseball, including four games in the major leagues for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002 after a successful season with Class AA Huntsville before injuries ended his career prematurely.
“It just takes a little adjustment period. You have to try to listen to what your body is telling you.” – David Pember (JS Online- Journal Sentinel)
When he played he used an insulin pump to regulate his blood sugar and wore the small box on his hip, with a tube running from the pump to a port on the side of his stomach.
Pember is now an agent for State Farm Insurance in Birmingham, Alabama with a his own website.
He is also an advocate for the American Diabetes Association, and is married with a son.