On Monday, it’s going to one of my students. He is having trouble with depression, his parents want him to investigate a pump, and this book gives the hard sell. Going to check with the school nurse before I give it to him. Maybe call mom/dad first too.
However, a couple of things wrong with it:
- Orange background with white font is almost impossible for an older adult to read.
- I wanted him to give some credit to Dean Kamen. In my opinion, Kamen is almost as important to diabetic care as Bunting/Best (he invented the AutoSyringe, the first pump to be used to deliver insulin.
I was really happy to see that the author honored the dogs that helped find insulin. I’m very much on the side of animal research (one of my best friends is a research vet), and not only did the discovery of insulin help humans, but it also helped dogs (and cats). Yes, they even know how a special insulin for dogs (and cats).
Lots of things right with it. Easy to read. Doesn’t preach.
Available from http://ThreeRiversPress.com, by Chuck Eichten, “The Book of Better, Life with Diabetes can’t be perfect, Make it Better.