By Chris Feudtner
Bittersweet chronicles this heritage of diabetes throughout the compelling views of people that lived with this ailment. Drawing on a extraordinary physique of letters exchanged among sufferers or their mom and dad and Dr. Elliot P. Joslin and the workers of physicians at his famed Boston hospital, Feudtner examines the adventure of residing with diabetes around the 20th century, highlighting adjustments in therapy and their profound results on sufferers' lives. even supposing concerned about juvenile-onset, or kind 1, diabetes, the topics explored in Bittersweet have implications for our knowing of adult-onset, or sort 2, diabetes, in addition to a bunch of different illnesses that, due to medications or scientific advances, are being remodeled from acute to persistent stipulations. certainly, the story of diabetes within the post-insulin period offers an excellent chance for exploring the bigger questions of the way drugs alterations our lives.
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Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness (Studies in Social Medicine) by Chris Feudtner