Reflections and Transmutations: A Portrait Of The Diabetic As A Young Man

Reflections and Transmutations: A Portrait of the Diabetic as a Young Man

Hisham S. Ayoub, DMD


My life as I had known it would become what the physician and historian Chris Feudtner termed, transmuted. He argued, diabetes as a disease concept had transmuted, changing over time by society’s interference in its natural progression.  And so began my transmutation, as I reflect upon my life, the life of a young man as a diabetic whose natural progression was altered less by the disease and more by society’s attempts to define and control it.

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