Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Anna Kander

  • To my friend with diabetes, on losing her foot

    Anna Kander Iowa City, IA, USA   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 circulation,…