One amazeball book: Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree. Reader fall right into giant tome, writing like butter. All about children born w. extreme difference from family. So far Bigfoot only read Dwarf, Down Syndrome chapters, skim Deaf. Everything similar experience diabetes, but diabetes much, much easier.
Dwarf part especially ring diabetes-truthy because so much re LPA convention remind Bigfoot FFL; i.e. thrill of afflicted (sure wrong word) child first time surrounded by persons with similar disability (sure ww again).
While know diabetes probably help explain but not define, maybe hurt child feelings when wish for cure? Child think parent not accept child wholly? Deep in heart feel Bubs no Bubs at all w/o diabetes. Not wish D away, bc then wind up totally different child. Love this child. Love this version this child. Same time, wish cure. Maybe this paradigm not apply diabetes.
Awesomeness this book not news, only news for Bigfoot because wait in long line library (frugal!) holds after hear interview on Fresh Air. (<–Listen while wash dishes.) (Speedy!)
Other book report: Joel Fuhrman The End of Diabetes. Really too hardcore this reader. While totally believe possible cut insulin use 1/2, believe rigid diet very helpful health, this diet—especially for child, which author not even recommend/mention for child—so extreme, might as well just give up food, use IV, never eat again. Not literally, but practically literally.
And very mean tone for Type 2. Cliff Notes version: you have diabetes because you are fat and eat crap, and if you can’t reverse your diabetes, it’s because you aren’t trying hard enough.
Also very harsh w. prognoses, etc. E.g. this wretched gathering sentences:
One idea, wonder if true, insulin itself very bad for human body. Idea of try control diet in order limit insulin to same amount as functioning panc. would release. Insulin: carb ratio not do this? Functioning panc. not release more when eat more carbs? Not sure how determine how many units func. panc. emit. This interesting idea, very appealing, but very scary think insulin so bad for human veins/organs. Haunt as administer correction bolus 2AM. But what else gonna do?
One Fuhrman idea very appealing for sure is slam ADA diet recommend french toast, margarine/similar as diabetes breakfast. Bigfoot loathe mainstream/Walmartyness of diabetes treatment, Joel Fuhrman loathe same thing even more. That why Bigfoot not totally hate this book. Also some nice salad dressing recipes @end.