How A Rare Disease Became A Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About ItBook - 2009
Written by award-winning investigative journalist Dan Hurley,Diabetes Risingis a gripping expose of the quest for a cure for the disease that afflicts hundreds of millions of people around the world. Hurley chronicles today's diabetes epidemic--how the disease has grown so dramatically, why the American Diabetes Association focuses its attention on just a small handful of available treatments, and why the research being done today doesn't look beyond accepted types of treatments. Just as Eric Schlosser'sFast Food Nationuncovered the sordid details leading to an epidemic of obesity, Dan Hurley uncovers the hidden truths of what is being researched--and even more importantly, what is not.Diabetes Risingexplores both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States. With ground-breaking research and compelling stories seen through an investigative, historical, and narrative lens,Diabetes Risingcouples big-picture insight with intimate reporting. The book yields riveting insight into the struggle between the pervasive malady and the medical community's ongoing search for answers. Informed but not dominated by the author's own experience as a Type 1 diabetic,Diabetes Risinggrants exclusive access to new studies, innovative treatments, and determined patients. Hurley's sharp, entertaining, and provocative read will change how readers understand diabetes, and the cultures, conditions, and medical climates in which it thrives.
Publisher: New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009.
Characteristics: p. ; cm.