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By Judith Peacock. 2000
Introductory overview of different types of diabetes, covering symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, control, and complications of the disease. Assesses some of… the serious effects of the body's inability to use glucose properly because of a lack of insulin. Grades 5-8. 2000.
By Robert Tattersall. 2009
Tattersall, a leading authority on diabetes, describes the story of the disease from the ancient writings of Galen and Avicenna… to the recognition of sugar in the urine of diabetics in the 18th century and the identification of pancreatic diabetes in 1889. With the discovery of insulin in the early 20th century, optimism ensued, which eventually waned due to the increasing complexity of the disease, and the increasing number of young patients. c2009.
By Hugh Gregory Gallagher, Geoffrey C Ward. 1998
The author presents journal entries, essays, and speeches. Gallagher was a college student of twenty when he almost died of… polio. As an influential Senate aide and lobbyist in Washington, D.C., he was instrumental in passing the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. 1998.
By James S Hirsch. 2006
Former New York Times reporter with type 1 diabetes describes the social, economic, and scientific effects of the disease. Traces… the history of medical treatment, the limitations of insulin therapy, and stem-cell research. Discusses how the medical and insurance establishments can impede the search for a cure. 2006.
By Daniel Tammet. 2006
This unique first-person account offers a window into the mind of a high-functioning, 27-year-old British autistic savant with Asperger's syndrome.… Tammet's ability to think abstractly, deviate from routine, and empathize, interact and communicate with others is impaired, yet he's capable of incredible feats of memorization and mental calculation. Besides being able to effortlessly multiply and divide huge sums in his head with the speed and accuracy of a computer, he learned Icelandic in a single week and recited the number pi up to the 22,514th digit. Tammet traces his life from a frustrating, withdrawn childhood and adolescence to his adult achievements. Bestseller. 2006.
By Marjorie Hollands, Margaret Howard. 2004
A collection of recipes, following the Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines, of easy-to-prepare meals using every day foods in your kitchen.… Includes nutrition information for each recipe, menu planning for balanced meals, recipes for different meals, and a Special Occasions chapter with a variety of recipes for any social event. 2004.
By Anthea Courtenay, Rachel Pinney, Mimi Schlachter. 1983
Psychiatrist Pinney, therapist to Bobby, an autistic child, undertook an unorthodox form of treatment consisting of sessions in which Bobby… chose the activities. This led to difficult and comic situations as Bobby chose to navigate every elevator he could find. 1983.
By Richard M Cohen. 2003
Emmy Award-winning television news producer and journalist chronicles his battle with multiple sclerosis and colon cancer. While detailing his vision… loss and other symptoms, Cohen's frank account is "not about suffering" but about "surviving and flourishing, rising above fear and self-doubt" with the support of his wife and children. Bestseller. 2003.
By Abigail Thomas. 2006
Author describes rebuilding her life after her husband was institutionalized for a traumatic brain injury he sustained when a car… hit him in 2000. Thomas reflects on the evolution of their relationship and how she copes with help from family, friends, knitting, and her three dogs - Rosie, Harry, and Carolina. 2006.
By Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Estes. 1978
By Mitch Albom. 1997
Some twenty years after college, Mitch Albom rekindles his relationship with a former professor who is terminally ill. His weekly… visits with his dying mentor become a colloquium on the meaning of life, and Albom gains insight into "love, work, community, family, aging, forgiveness, and, finally, death." Bestseller. 1997.
By Michael Gray. 2007
Blind Willie McTell, 1903-1959, was one of the most gifted musical artists of his generation, with an exquisite voice and… a sublime talent for the twelve-string guitar. Blind from birth, McTell never behaved as if he were handicapped by his lack of sight and he explodes every stereotype about blues musicians. In this personal and moving odyssey into a lost world of early blues music, a vulnerable black population and more, Gray peels back the many layers of a tragic, occasionally shocking but ultimately uplifting story.
By Jane Fox, Neville Cohen. 2007
The narrative starts in the early 1950s when Cohen's life was dramatically altered by a car accident. His emotional transition… after the car accident is described in detail. He neither exaggerates his strengths nor focuses on the mistreatments and discriminations done to him. He frankly reveals his frustration toward love and relationship. 2007.
By Claudette Vallée. 2006
Léonard Morin devient aveugle à l'âge de cinq ans, à la suite de l'explosion de détonateurs. C'était en 1929, l'année… de la crise. Qu'est-ce que je vais faire avec mon aveugle? se demandait sa mère avec inquiétude... et avec raison. L'espoir était aussi sombre que son avenir dans le noir. Qu'allait-il faire avec sa cécité? Ce livre décrit la réponse de Léonard à ce défi. Après ses études à l'Ontario School for the Blind, il vient s'établir en Abitibi, en 1945, pour y exercer le métier d'accordeur de pianos. Il se mariera onze ans plus tard, adoptera cinq enfants et s'impliquera de façon étonnante dans la communauté des non-voyants et des voyants tout en faisant fructifier son gagne-pain. [...] -- 4e de couv.
By Mathilde Monaque. 2006
A 14 ans, Mathilde va mal. Diagnostic : dépression. En quittant l'hôpital, elle ne comprend toujours pas les raisons de… cette souffrance, mais elle sait pourquoi elle doit vivre. Elle écrit ce récit lumineux et tendre pour nous dire qu'on peut s'en sortir. La dépression de l'adolescent n'a rien à voir avec celle de l'adulte. Elle n'entraîne pas de sentiment de culpabilité. C'est plutôt un séisme : un bouleversement des certitudes, la peur d'être soi, la crainte de ne pas aimer et de ne pas être aimé. Mathilde est une adolescente " surdouée ". Cela ne veut pas dire qu'elle est plus intelligente, mais qu'elle emmagasine davantage d'émotions et de perceptions que les autres. Ainsi Mathilde peut décrire, avec une sensibilité à vif et une écriture lucide, l'univers d'une jeune fille qui se fracasse contre la vie. Un document d'espoir. Le premier témoignage sur la dépression écrit par une adolescente. En fin d'ouvrage, Jeanne Siaud-Facchin, qui a suivi Mathilde à sa sortie de l'hôpital, apporte son regard de psychologue sur l'adolescence, la dépression, la précocité.
By Michael Greenberg, Pierre Guglielmina. 2010
Le jour où ma fille est devenue folle est l'implacable chronique de l'été durant lequel Sally, la fille de l'auteur,… âgée de quinze ans, a connu sa première crise maniaco-dépressive - un événement qui a bouleversé sa vie et celle de toute sa famille. Dans un style simple et vibrant, Michael Greenberg brosse le portrait saisissant d'un esprit et d'un corps assiégés. Il décrit son combat quotidien, peuplé de personnages inoubliables. Il dit l'espoir placé dans les psychiatres, les infirmières et les thérapeutes. Il évoque le sentiment d'impuissance, les appels à l'aide mais aussi les secousses et les révélations au sein de la famille... -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Hurry down sunshine : a memoir.
By William N Zulu. 2005
The life story of William Zulu, a linocut artist, highly acclaimed for his evocative art-works. Having contracted spinal TB as… a baby, William underwent misplaced corrective surgery to his spine in his late teens which left him paralysed and permanently wheelchair bound. But William's story is no victim's litany; it recounts with zest and humour the events of his life, his unfolding artistic development and the world of deep rural Africa in which he is rooted. 2005.
By Christine Marion Fraser. 1980
Christine Marion Fraser was born into a large, poor family in the Govan district of Glasgow during the 1950s. At… the age of 10 she contracted a rare and horrifying disease which led to many months in hospital and her eventual confinement in a wheelchair. Even this, however, did not spoil her warmth and huge enjoyment of life.
By Peter Kavanagh. 2015
CBC journalist Peter Kavanagh was just an infant when he was diagnosed with paralytic polio and suffered permanent paralysis in… the lower part of his left leg. As a child, Kavanagh endured painful medical procedures to even out the length of his legs, and experimental exercise techniques. He spent his youth in a leg brace and special footwear, isolating for a boy whose classmates ran freely in sneakers. His first lesson in walking was how to move while wearing such equipment. Throughout his life, as he developed a very successful career in public broadcasting, built a family, and indulged in his love of music and travel, Kavanagh underwent various surgeries to give him "normal" mobility. 2015.