Bloodwork: Married to Diabetes for Six Decades

Bloodwork: Married to Diabetes for Six Decades

by Marilyn Bates

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Overview

Bloodwork: Married to Diabetes for Six Decades explores how diabetes affects your body, your psyche, and your lovelife. Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of diabetes research, Merrin finds herself trapped and terrified in Children's Hospital, which she calls, "The Diabetic Factory."

But Merrin is not a whiner. She has spunk and grit to survive two marriages, a fistful of operations and the "Big Three"—Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes.

Readers will root for Merrin as she achieves self-actualization and recognizes her own strength, quesitoning a culture of treatment and research in which diabetics make a "better study than a cure."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149219162
Publisher: The Wooster Book Company
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne Universities, Marilyn Bates, a former board member of The International Poetry Forum, is a teacher-consultant with The Western Pennsylvania Writing Project at the University of Pittsburgh.

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