advertisement
 

  Back to Products Featured Book of the Week
[RECOMMENDED!] Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg. Published by St. Martin's Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-312-64870-1. Hardcover, 306 pages. US$24.99.

Book Cover  

As the parent of a child (now adult) with type 1 diabetes, there is no greater story to be told than that of the discovery of insulin. Breakthrough offers a new, richly detailed and deeply personal perspective of one young girl -- Elizabeth Hughes -- and her family's struggle to keep her alive on a starvation diet so that she might one day enjoy a miracle -- the discovery of insulin. I cannot help but feel our family in place of the Hughes family, sharing their emotions as they watch their daughter waste away, learn about the "Miracle in Toronto," and do whatever it takes to get Elizbeth insulin so that she might be saved. Breakthrough brings a new emotional depth to what for many of us is truly the greatest story ever told. For pure historians, the authors have taken some liberties with some specifics in the interest of the story, but this is no work of fiction. Breakthrough is a must have addition to the library of everyone living with type 1 diabetes. Highly Recommended.

--JSH

Order from Amazon.com Order Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle from Amazon.com

Recently Featured Books

  1. Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle (9/19/2018)
  2. My Sister Has Diabetes and How That Makes Me Feel (9/12/2018)
  3. Gluten Freedom (9/5/2018)
  4. The Little Red Sports Car (8/29/2018)
  5. The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin (8/22/2018)
  6. Bright Spots and Landmines (8/29/2018)
  7. Understanding Diabetes, 13th Edition (8/22/2018)
  8. Why Me? Why Did I Have To Get Diabetes? (8/1/2018)
  9. The Insulin Express (7/25/2018)
  10. Balancing Diabetes (7/18/2018)


                 
  Back to Products Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Wednesday September 19, 2018 16:36:31
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.