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  1. CALpumper aka Crystal
    CALpumper aka Crystal September 24, 2009 at 6:20 am | | Reply

    Looking forward to the interview! Thanks for sharing.

  2. k2
    k2 September 24, 2009 at 6:45 am | | Reply

    Amy:
    I was contacted by his Publicist as well and am in the middle of reading it.
    I was shocked to see myself quoted-I didn’t really know (and still don’t) what to think or make of that particular fact!
    But so far,I find the book to be an excellent and informative read and am looking forward to finishing it.
    Kelly K

  3. Kathy
    Kathy September 24, 2009 at 7:27 am | | Reply

    Looking forward to reading it–thanks for posting!

  4. Rachel
    Rachel September 24, 2009 at 10:31 am | | Reply

    Think I’ll be pre-ordering soon! Thank you for the preview.

  5. Joshua levy
    Joshua levy September 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm | | Reply

    Does he describe why he thinks there is an environment cause of type-1 diabetes that growing, and causing the numbers of diabetics to grow? I know that type-1 is caused by a combination of genetics and environment. And we know that the genetic component is increasing all the time, so what evidence does the author provide that there is also a growth in the environmental component? Put another way: maybe none of those reasons apply. Maybe the growth of diabetes is all genetics.

    Joshua Levy

  6. June S
    June S September 25, 2009 at 3:24 pm | | Reply

    I can’t wait to read the book. I am no longer in touch with Dan Hurley, but I did befriend him in the early 1980′s, through a young adult diabetes support group, back when he was “working” in NYC as the 60-SECOND NOVELIST. Dan is a born writer, and a really nice person, too. I’m sure his book will be well-researched and written.

  7. whimsy2
    whimsy2 September 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm | | Reply

    Under the heading of “cures” you (and Hurley) didn’t mention Dr. Denise Faustman’s trials of BCG to be given as vaccine, which sounds very promising to me and works to REVERSE type 1. It’s on the fast track and ready for phase II trials. It won’t be expensive, either, since BCG is already on the market in generic form, having been used for other things for 80 years. I read about this in Diabetes Health recently.

  8. Melitta
    Melitta September 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm | | Reply

    There are some problems with the author’s premises, including the subtitle “how a rare disease became a pandemic.” The rare disease = Type 1. The pandemic = Type 2. Two completely different diseases with different genetics, causes, treatments, cures. If you are going to talk about a disease, don’t talk about two different diseases and mix them up. They aren’t the same. Hopefully the book makes that distinction; this summary doesn’t.

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  10. Donna B.
    Donna B. September 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm | | Reply

    As far as bariatric surgery being a cure for Type II diabetes, that is possibly because those who have the surgery (especially RnY) die of complications of the surgery sooner than they would have from the effects of Type II diabetes.

  11. shugall
    shugall October 26, 2009 at 5:57 am | | Reply

    I wonder why Dan has not considered a lifestyle-based ‘cure’ – the very low-carb diet advocated by, say, Dr Bernstein, and whose scientific history and basis is explored by Gary Taubes in ‘Good Calories, Bad Calories’?

  12. shugall
    shugall October 26, 2009 at 6:04 am | | Reply

    If I didn’t say it clearly enough above, what I am trying to say is that low-carb is also a political issue: the social and political factors that influence the food environment and therefore create a particular culture of ways of eating and expectations around food available (as opposed to the intensive make-it-all-at-home route) exert a great effect on whether people make better or worse choices. The idea that the individual can control their diet while everyone around them makes merry with muffins (a “wholegrain healthfood!”) is laughable – we live in social settings influenced by political systems (e.g. FDA, ADA, AHA, et al) and when an individual begins to care for such a disease it becomes clear how the functioning of the political climate and therefore the social climate mitigate against the ease of lifestyle-based treatments that go against dietary orthodoxy. It’s genuinely not enough to say: control your diet, individually. But neither does this mean that technological solutions are the only way: a logistical and political shift in favour of different food availability and the propounding of dietary orthodoxies (high carb = heart healthy, for example) can produce a shift in the culture which improves, realistically, the choices and the life expectancies of many…

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