THE PERIPATETIC DIABETIC by Margaret Bennett

THE PERIPATETIC DIABETIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The gallivanting librarians, Barbara Toohey and June Biermann, for some unaccountable reason melded into one author here, offer a good deal of cheer and advice for diabetics, with the same comradely hilarity which distinguished their earlier efforts (Alice in Womanland, 1967; From Baedeker to Worse, 1968). This is the story of June's discovery of, and life with, her diabetes. The author's explore the way of the diabetic -- from the first chapter in which June gloomily concludes that ""someone leading a normal life isn't constantly fiddling with his urine,"" through progressively successful experimentation with food and drink (she does), exercise, and on to a satisfactory regimen. Barbara also has her innings as she sets down the responsibilities (and even gains) of those close to diabetics. There are some rather good recipes, a valuable section on restaurant dining, a fat appendix dealing with the important food ""exchanges,"" airline policies on caring for diabetics, even an emergency vocabulary of foreign phrases. The japes and jibes may become a bit too forced at times but this is entertaining and certainly useful for diabetics and their families.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1969
Publisher: Hawthorn