By Chris Feudtner
Bittersweet chronicles this heritage of diabetes during the compelling views of people that lived with this affliction. Drawing on a striking 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 dwelling with diabetes around the 20th century, highlighting adjustments in remedy and their profound results on sufferers' lives. even supposing concerned about juvenile-onset, or style 1, diabetes, the subjects explored in Bittersweet have implications for our knowing of adult-onset, or kind 2, diabetes, in addition to a number of alternative ailments that, due to medications or scientific advances, are being reworked from acute to power stipulations. certainly, the story of diabetes within the post-insulin period presents an awesome chance for exploring the bigger questions of the way drugs adjustments our lives.
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Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness (Studies in Social Medicine) by Chris Feudtner