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  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Medical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:262
  • eBook ISBN:9780989845151

Shot

Staying Alive with Diabetes

by Amy Ryan

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Overview
Shot is an intimate portrait of a young woman’s sudden transition to type one diabetes, a chronic, life-threatening, auto-immune disease. Treatment for a routine infection one Monday morning yielded, with stunning speed, to a glucose monitor, test strips, insulin vials, and a diagnosis that completely changed her life. In Shot, Amy Ryan shows what it really takes to live with and manage an incurable disease. She charts the essential duties that keep her stable while revealing the daily concerns, the simple rewards and victories, the fears of highs and lows, and the psychological strain of depending on herself, a drug, and a network of health care providers to stay alive with diabetes. People who manage life-threatening illness will recognize their own struggles in Amy’s compelling story. The millions who care for and support family, friends, or patients with diabetes will have their eyes opened to the human side of living with a chronic condition.
Description
Shot is an intimate portrait of a young woman’s sudden transition to a chronic, life-threatening, auto-immune disease. Treatment for a routine infection one Monday morning yielded, with stunning speed, to a glucose monitor, test strips, insulin vials, and a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. In Shot, Amy Ryan shows what it really takes to live with and manage an incurable disease. She charts the essential duties that keep her stable while revealing the daily concerns, the simple rewards and victories, the fears of highs and lows, and the psychological strain of depending on herself, a drug, and a network of health care providers to stay alive with diabetes. People who manage life-threatening illness will recognize their own struggles in Amy’s compelling story. The millions who care for and support family, friends, or patients with diabetes will have their eyes opened to the human side of living with a chronic condition.
About the author
Amy Fitzgerald Ryan lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her family. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Georgetown University Law Center. She practices law in Washington, D.C., with a specialty in commercializing new medical technologies. Shot is her first book.
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