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AuthorFeudtner, John Christopher
TitleBittersweet [electronic resource] : diabetes, insulin, and the transformation of illness / Chris Feudtner
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2003
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Descript xxii, 290 p. : ill. 25 cm


Irony in an era of medical marvels : diabetes history as a study of health and hope -- A disease in motion : the cycles of diabetic transmutation -- Illness unfolding : the transformed experience of diabetic patients -- Getting the point : the daily work of diabetes -- The want of control : ideas and ideals in the management of diabetes -- Pregnant longings : mounting medical intensity in the pursuit of motherhood -- Predicaments of dangerous safety : identity, responsibility, and life with a chronic illness -- Medicine and the marshaling of hope : confronting the increasingly complicated choices of incomplete control

Diabetes -- History -- 20th century Joslin Diabetes Center Chronic Disease -- psychology -- United States Diabetes Mellitus Type I -- history -- United States Diabetes Mellitus -- complications -- United States Diabetes Mellitus -- therapy -- United States History of Medicine 20th Cent. -- United States Insulin -- therapeutic use -- United States Electronic books.


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