I bought this to try and understand the emotional impact of diabetes. My son is 3 years down the road since type 1 came into our lives and is still a young child. I wanted to prepare myself for the tough years which lie ahead and to try to understand how he may feel about his diabetes in the years ahead.
This book would make an great movie - it reads somewhat like a film script and had me interested and fascinated from the word go. The authors difficult early years in Glasgow are depicted vividly as he struggles to vote with his diagnosis and living the life of a young man out drinking and partying. I hesitate to be negative but my criticism is that he is rather dismissive of the insulin pump which has transformed my child and my family's life for the better. It is not the Artificial Pancreas which the author is so disapproving of - this is thus far still being developed in the labs of clever scientist and engineers but I have hope that it may become a reality in the not too distant future.
What I totally agree with is the author's conclusion that our modern western diet is bad for us but I contend that it had anything to do with the development of TYPE 1 Diabetes which is an autoimmune disease. I do think however that for TYPE 2 diabetes it probably has a lot to answer for. Controlling carbohydrate intake is a good idea for everyone; especially those with Type 2 and probably adults with Type 1 also.
I feel not enough distinction was made between type 1 and type 2. Several times the author stated his condition could have been avoided? but this is simply not possible! Perhaps he didn't mean this but that is the impression he gave. I'm very glad he has found a way to better keep his bloods sugars in control and I wish him a healthy future. He might like to know that type 1 diabetics in developing countries without access to insulin a likely to live for a few short months or a couple of years if they are lucky; until their honeymoon period ends. There is no dietary supplement that can replace insulin but maybe for type 2 there is something that can help with insulin resistance.
- フォーマット： Kindle版
- ファイルサイズ： 1748 KB
- 推定ページ数： 426 ページ
- 出版社: Paul Cathcart; 4版 (2013/11/20)
- 販売： Amazon Services International, Inc.
- 言語: 英語
- ASIN: B00CH41L8W
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能）: 有効
- Word Wise: 有効
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 39
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