Item description for Living with a Time Bomb: Diabetes and M.S. by Dianne Rains...
Overview If you were given a diagnosis of a chronic illness today, how would that affect your life? Dianne Rains has created a fictional story that brings out real issues that the chronically ill face every day. This is the account of Selma Benson, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a baby girl. Then, after caring for her ailing parents through their final years, Selma is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This book includes resources and references
Publishers Description If you were given a diagnosis of a chronic illness today, how would that affect your life? Dianne Rains has created a fictional story that brings out real issues that the chronically ill face every day. This is the account of Selma Benson, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a baby girl. Then, after caring for her ailing parents through their final years, Selma is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. she finds that the strength and discipline she has maintained throughout her lifetime of diabetes has prepared her to cope with the MS. This book will raise awareness for anyone facing a chronic illness.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1598862812 ISBN13 9781598862812
Availability 145 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 02:21.
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More About Dianne Rains
Dianne Rains has personal and family experience in dealing with chronic illnesses. Dianne has provided a web and resource listing in the appendix for readers. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Dianne presently works for a city government
Reviews - What do customers think about Living with a Time Bomb: Diabetes and MS?
Well Done! Jul 9, 2006
Obviously, great care was taken in the development of the characters in this story. This is evident in how the reader is drawn into the story. It is an inspirational and hopeful story involving a person who handles not one but two chronic illnesses and leads a full life while encountering numerous obstacles. These obstacles are human; financial; family; federal court; big corrupt manufacturing companies; her career; while coping beautifully with her medical obstacles her multiple sclerosis and diabetes. There is suspense, love, family devotion and humor. The references and resources are enlightening. The main character, Selma, is an inspiration on how to live a full life. Her illnesses are not the center of her world, but a part of it she copes with. Great reading, a novel I applaud. Well done!
Excellent Read! Jun 26, 2006
The detailed descriptions of symptoms covering diabetes and MS will leave any healthy person finally understanding what life can entail with these illnesses. I'd challenge anyone to read it, and not be grateful for their own health. For a novice author, this is an excellent read. An abundance of resources and references are included. I give it five stars.