Elizabeth Hughes was born in 1908, and diagnosed in 1919, two years before the discovery of insulin. She followed a starvation diet until insulin was discovered in 1921. Here is her story:
thank you for the story.
your note reminds me that my favorite book about diabetes is
Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle
Such a wonderful story, dear Richard. Thank you for keeping us posted on her life…Blessings
Great read! I read this book when I was first diagnosed. Its really inspiring and so much history interwoven throughout her story as well.
Thanks for sharing!
i’m going read the book.
For most of my life, reading is how I found my way in the world. After my dx, I went to our Powell’s Book Store—the first in the country to shelve used and new books together—and bought up everything I could find—a whole shelf or three of insight into this new beast…
Anyway—memoirs are a marvelous and Timeless way to learn, as are biographies and autobiographies…Never discount them as outdated. The history that we share is vital to moving forward as a powerful force for change—better treatments, more easily and affordably accessible!..Blessings for all in the new year…
Books are a wonderful resource, aren’t they, Judith?
so far i like it can’t put it down.