Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 290 pages
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One of medicine's most remarkable therapeutic triumphs was the discovery of insulin in 1921. The drug produced astonishing results, rescuing children and adults from the deadly grip of diabetes. But as Chris Feudtner demonstrates, the subsequent transform
 

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Pediatric physician Feudtner (the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) mined the remarkable archives of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston for his patient-centered history of diabetes in the 20th ... Read full review

Contents

IRONY IN AN ERA OF MEDICAL MARVELS DIABETES HISTORY AS A STUDY OF HEALTH AND HOPE
3
The Bittersweet Transformation of Diabetes
31
A DISEASE IN MOTION THE CYCLES OF DIABETIC TRANSMUTATION
33
ILLNESS UNFOLDING THE TRANSFORMED EXPERIENCE OF DIABETIC PATIENTS
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GETTING THE POINT THE DAILY WORK OF DIABETES
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THE WANT OF CONTROL IDEAS AND IDEALS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES
121
PREGNANT LONGINGS MOUNTING MEDICAL INTENSITY IN THE PURSUIT OF MOTHERHOOD
146
PREDICAMENTS OF DANGEROUS SAFETY IDENTITY RESPONSIBILITY AND LIFE WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS
169
Illness and People Care Tomorrow
197
MEDICINE AND THE MARSHALING OF HOPE CONFRONTING THE INCREASINGLY COMPLICATED CHOICES OF INCOMPLETE CONTR...
199
NOTES
223
BIBLIOGRAPHY
249
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
275
INDEX
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Chris Feudtner is a pediatrician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he focuses on ways to improve the quality of life for children with complex chronic conditions and for their families.

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