The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin (2020)

The Fight to Survive A Young Girl Diabetes and the Discovery of Insulin In when year old Elizabeth Evan Hughes was first diagnosed with what we now know is Type or juvenile diabetes the medical community considered it a death sentence In The Fight to Survive
  • Title: The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin
  • Author: Caroline Cox
  • ISBN: 9781607145516
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1919, when 11 year old Elizabeth Evan Hughes was first diagnosed with what we now know is Type 1 or juvenile diabetes, the medical community considered it a death sentence In The Fight to Survive, Caroline Cox weaves the heart wrenching story of Hughes role in a medical discovery that stopped the disease in its tracks only weeks before her imminent death The onlyIn 1919, when 11 year old Elizabeth Evan Hughes was first diagnosed with what we now know is Type 1 or juvenile diabetes, the medical community considered it a death sentence In The Fight to Survive, Caroline Cox weaves the heart wrenching story of Hughes role in a medical discovery that stopped the disease in its tracks only weeks before her imminent death The only account of one of the very first patients to be successfully treated with insulin for juvenile diabetes, this book tells two fascinating stories in tandem that of Hughes personal struggle, and the medical detective story that occurred during a time when endocrinology research made significant strides It was Frederick Banting and John Macleod, doctors and researchers, who were finally able to create a testable version of insulin treatment to save Hughes life She lived until the age of 74, and Banting and Macleod won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work The Fight to Survive draws on primary sources to vividly bring the era to life, including interviews, newspaper reports, and Hughes own letters Readers with an interest in medical history, pathographies, biography, diabetes, and American history will constitute this audience.
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    One Reply to “The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin”

    1. This isn t the medical breakthrough history written by Michael Bliss rather this is a personal story of Elizabeth Hughes, the daughter of Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Antoinette Hughes This is the story of a diabetic girl, ravaged by the disease until she weight 45 lbs at 5 feet tall in her early teens, who is resurrected by the discovery of insulin in 1922 23 by four Canadians Collip, Best, Banting and Macleod It also mentions little Ted Ryder, another of the famous first patient [...]

    2. My interest in reading this book was because my mother has had type one diabetes since she was twelve or thirteen years old and therefore this is something that all of our family has also lived with From before we were born my brother and I were monitored closely to ensure our own survival and as children every time we got a bad headache or any sort of illness we were dragged off to the bedroom to get our fingers pricked and blood sugar tested just to be sure Back in those days over twenty years [...]

    3. Obviously, I m interested in reading about Type I diabetes because of my daughter s diagnosis We are able to keep her sugar levels under control very well and are lucky that she never tries to sneak food or do anything she shouldn t But, oh, after reading this book, I realize I am a very, very, very lucky mother This book follows two stories Elizabeth Evans Hughes personal fight with diabetes and the scientists who discovered insulin.Elizabeth was a healthy girl in 1918 but soon was thirsty, uri [...]

    4. I couldn t put down this book Elizabeth Hughes is diagnosed with diabetes, a certain death sentence in 1918 She sees Dr Frederick Allen who recommends his starvation diet She s allowed to eat no than 75 calories a day, some days far less.In the meantime, the team that includes Banting and Best, who first successfully isolated insulin, has not yet formed.Will Elizabeth survive long enough to be treated with this new experimental medicine Can she survive the strain caused by her father s politica [...]

    5. This very well written little book chronicles the life of Elizabeth Hughes, a teenage diabetic in the early 1920 s, and the concurrent struggle to develop a product to help diabetics which culminated in the development of insulin for use by diabetics This was a fascinating story, especially intertwined as it was with the life story of a real young girl sentenced to death by a horrible disease and the reprieve she got through the efforts of researchers who saved her life, along with those of many [...]

    6. The story of Elizabeth Hughes is compelling Diabetes was a death sentence before the discovery of insulin Doctors advised patients to eat only what their bodies could handle, which meant they basically starved to death It was a very difficult life I am about half way through and it is heart breaking to see how Elizabeth tries to contend with the disease with bravery and resilience To my taste, the book isn t particularly well written, but the topic is obviously of great interest to our family Th [...]

    7. The book was full of good information about the discovery of insulin and the history of treating the disease I had been curious about it, and my curiosity was satisfied That said, the book went on way too long The author extrapolated a lot of things about how the characters probably felt and about the drama behind the discovery It read smoothly enough, but was just sort of slow and ended up boring because of that I think if I was a younger reader this would be a enjoyable book, but as an adult [...]

    8. This is a very well written story about an 11 year old girl and the discovery of insulin that saved her life Cox has taken the true story of advances in endocrinology and applied them to the remarkable story of Elizabeth Hughes, a girl who refused to give up in the face of certain death.

    9. This is just a little book I picked up at the library on a whim I m glad I did because it s a fascinating story Guaranteed to make a reader glad to live in our modern age of medicine.

    10. Interesting history on diabetes treatments and starvation diet that were prevalently used before insulin s discovery.

    11. Caroline Cox may not have a strong understanding of diabetes, but she does have a great understanding of the girl who lived under a starvation diet and death sentence because of it.

    12. I liked this book, but the author spent too much time and space writing about the personal lives of the group of researchers.

    13. I found this book inspiring It reaffirms a belief in the power of the human spirit and the potential for medical miracles that can change lives and lessen suffering.

    14. Excellent chronicle of the race to discover insulin and how it affects lives Very good combining of one girl s story with the story of the research.

    15. Interesting book that follows one young girl with diabetes and the discovery of insulin My daughter has a friend with diabetes how lucky those are that were born after the discovery of insulin

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