Life After Death… of a Pancreas

Life After Death... of a Pancreas

Millions of people worldwide suffer from diabetes, but only ten percent are diagnosed with type 1, or juvenile diabetes – an autoimmune illness that usually strikes children and young adults. To eighteen-year-old Justyna the diagnosis comes as a shock, despite having been mysteriously ill for months. In the eighteen years that follow Justyna struggles to understand her illness and keep herself healthy. From unhelpful doctors, mysterious fainting spells and dangerous mishaps, to the discovery of the insulin pump, and becoming a part of a diabetic community, Justyna tells her story. What is diabetes? How does an insulin pump work? Do diabetics really have to avoid sugar? What do we want non-diabetics to know? This book holds the answers to questions most often asked by newly diagnosed juvenile diabetics and their loved ones.

Life After Death... of a Pancreas

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