By Chris Feudtner
Bittersweet chronicles this heritage of diabetes throughout the compelling views of people that lived with this affliction. Drawing on a outstanding 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 sanatorium, Feudtner examines the event of dwelling with diabetes around the 20th century, highlighting alterations in remedy and their profound results on sufferers' lives. even though enthusiastic about juvenile-onset, or kind 1, diabetes, the subjects explored in Bittersweet have implications for our knowing of adult-onset, or sort 2, diabetes, in addition to a number of alternative ailments that, because of medications or clinical advances, are being reworked from acute to persistent stipulations. certainly, the story of diabetes within the post-insulin period offers a fantastic chance for exploring the bigger questions of the way medication adjustments our lives.
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Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness (Studies in Social Medicine) by Chris Feudtner