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Beating The Odds: 64 Years of Diabetes Health Paperback – March 2, 2010
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But you don't have to have diabetes to enjoy this book, written straight from the author's heart. In fact, I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the early years of diabetes management techniques and to those trying to get a better understanding of what it is like to live with this condition. Most of all, I recommend it to those who are struggling to find motivation, information, and inspiration -- this man is a calming force and living proof that life with good diabetes control is possible.
Richard has made a huge, personal contribution to our understanding of how far we've come in managing diabetes. His health today, his positive outlook, his ability to adapt to new strategies should give us all great hope for more and better solutions---and look toward the cure we all know is possible!
There are parts of this book that made me smile and laugh. Richard has a great sense of humor and a zest for life that shines through in the book. There are parts that made me sad, I admit that I cried for that little boy that was led to a dark room to eat an apple alone while everyone else enjoyed cake and lemonade. I got angry with a pompous doctor that had Richard read a stupid, foolish chart about life expectancy. Most of all I saw hope in this book and a person living life to the fullest, finding joy in his wife and children. Finding purpose in his work and sharing his story with others.
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At first I thought Richard's lessons would not have meaning to me. I mean, Richard is a Type I and I'm a Type II. Richard takes insulin and has a pump. I am not even on meds at this time. But there are many lessons in the book but above and beyond that, the title "Beating the Odds" is appropriate. Richard's book features periods of sadness and periods of humor but throughout the book consistent periods of love and support and respect from his family and to his family. This book is truly inspirational, motivational and educational.
I have no reservations in recommending this worthwhile book to the diabetic and to their supporters. Richard is proof of success in life, diabetes, as a friend, as a family member, and as a remarkable person.
This is a "must read" in my opinion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased as a requested gift and the recipient who has a type 1 child enjoyed itPublished 9 months ago by shopaholic
Simple to follow and a pleasure to have read, Richard A. Vaughn is quite candid in sharing his life and times with diabetes. It is a baffling, pandemic disease.
This account of one man's sucessful journey with type 1 ddiabetes is inspiring & very informative 7 written from the patient'sviewpoint.Published on July 21, 2013 by American Lady
As an endocrinologist, I encourage people to think of themselves as a person with diabetes, and not as a diabetic. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by diabetic survival kit
I ordered this book hoping for some inspiration being a Type 1 Diabetic myself....... I was really disappointed. It is not professionally published or edited. Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by KCookieCakes
Beating the Odds is the story of one man's journey through life with Type 1 diabetes. This journey is historically interesting, inspiring, sometimes humorous, but always hopeful. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by bbeaa
This was such a sweet book to read. The goodness of this person shines through his writing. Makes you appreciate that even the best people have to go through some hardships in life... Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by kareen