Tag Archives: Diabetes

Part I: The impact of insulin on children with diabetes at Toronto Sick Kids in the 1920s

Sarah Riedlinger,¬†Dean Giustini, & Brenden Hursh Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Spring 2018)   Introduction The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, 1929. Photo credit: Toronto Public Library, Accession # tspa_0113248f Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world.1 In 2009 Canada alone had 2.35 million people with diabetes.2 Some 10% […]

To my friend with diabetes, on losing her foot

Anna Kander Iowa City, IA (Fall 2017)   The author’s friend, almost sixty years ago–when she was first diagnosed¬†with Type I Diabetes and told she probably wouldn’t survive to adulthood. You walk sixty-seven years while childhood diabetes, against your iron will, poisons your peripheral nerves with sugar, and the muscles of your feet, starved of […]