The Resource Cheating destiny : living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic, James S. Hirsch

Cheating destiny : living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic, James S. Hirsch

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Cheating destiny : living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic
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Cheating destiny
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living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic
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James S. Hirsch
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Language
eng
Summary
We are a diabetic nation: one in three Americans born in this century will become diabetic. Journalist Hirsch's blend of history, reportage, advocacy, and memoir will speak for, and to, the 20 million Americans who live with this disease. This book offers revealing views of the diabetic subculture, the urge toward secrecy that many diabetics feel, the glycemic rollercoaster they ride constantly, and the remarkable perseverance--even heroism--required for survival. Hirsch is uniquely qualified to write this: he has lived with type 1 diabetes for 25 years. His brother, also a diabetic, is one of the country's leading diabetologists. And he knows firsthand the toll diabetes can take on parents: his three-year-old son was diagnosed while he was writing this book. Hirsch draws on all this expertise to craft a surprising portrayal of the science behind the disease and the skyrocketing impact of diabetes on our economy and society.--From publisher description
Title
Cheating destiny
Creator
Summary
"We are a diabetic nation: one in three Americans born in this century will become diabetic. Journalist Hirsch's blend of history, reportage, advocacy, and memoir will speak for, and to, the 20 million Americans who live with this disease. This book offers revealing views of the diabetic subculture, the urge toward secrecy that many diabetics feel, the glycemic rollercoaster they ride constantly, and the remarkable perseverance--even heroism--required for survival. Hirsch is uniquely qualified to write this: he has lived with type 1 diabetes for 25 years. His brother, also a diabetic, is one of the country's leading diabetologists. And he knows firsthand the toll diabetes can take on parents: his three-year-old son was diagnosed while he was writing thisbook. Hirsch draws on all this expertise to craft a surprising portrayal of the science behind the disease and the skyrocketing impact of diabetes on our economy and society.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress
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Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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220726
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.4/62
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC660.4
LC item number
.H57 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic
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living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic
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James S. Hirsch
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Cheating destiny
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living with diabetes, Americas biggest epidemic
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Cheating destiny : living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic, James S. Hirsch
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-278) and index
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  • HOU-ACR
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  • HOU-CEN
  • HOU-MEY
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diabetic utopia -- insulin's poster girl -- The burden of control -- The diabetes queen -- Rewarding failure, punishing excellence -- You have to be brave, or else it hurts -- New lows -- Dr. Bernstein's solution -- High-tech tradeoffs -- Pushing back the horizon -- The magical beta cell -- The trials of a maverick scientist -- -- The price of survival -- Survivor tales
Control code
ocm66463527
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780618514618
Lccn
2006011239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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u879094
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  • (OCoLC)66463527
  • (Sirsi) a879094

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