This is the cover to the manual my parents were given in 1973 when I was a newly diagnosed diabetic (on top is the wallet card for diabetics who drive when they shouldn’t); this publication was hot off the press, the most cutting-edge diabetes instruction possible. Look through the pages below; makes me squirmy to see how little providers knew and the crude materials they used. Also interesting that all the insulin vials are Squibb’s.
Love the Keto and Gluco go-go dancers with their zippy boots and groovy hair-doos.
This message came across loud and clear because it was the only message: sink or swim. Fear was the reliable tool. Can you imagine reading this nowadays? In today’s world of diabetes, the disease is control by the individual as well as the team of providers. These include psychiatrists and diabetes educators, as well as primary physicians.