I just finished reading Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, My Beloved World.

She starts her story shortly after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child. Her parents are arguing over which one of them is going to give her the shots of insulin she needs to survive. As the argument goes on Sonia decides then and there that she is the one who has to give herself the shots.

It's well worth the read for people touched by diabetes. You can see my complete review here: http://www.spinningdinnerplates.com/a-hopeful-type-1-tale/

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Comment by Brian (bsc) on February 5, 2013 at 5:20am

I am looking forward to reading her book. I just heard Diane Rehm interview her on NPR. You can listen to the interview here. When they talked about diabetes, I was very impressed with how gracious she was as Diane Rehm confused blood sugar and insulin. I would have corrected her. I also found it touching how she compared her life to her cousin. It wasn't just diabetes, she had to surmount being Puerto Rican raised in a rough neighborhood. Her cousin did not fare as well I guess.

Comment by Karchah on February 5, 2013 at 5:22pm
Thanks, sounds like a positive book, I'll be reading that.
Comment by Corinna on February 6, 2013 at 10:13am

@Brian - She is incredibly gracious. I've seen a number of interviews she's done for the book, everything from NPR to The Colbert Report. And she's been gracious and kind (and even caught Colbert in his own joke)with every single interviewer.

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