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Controlling Diabetes, controlling diabetics: moral language in the management of Diabetes Type 2

Broom, Dorothy; Whittaker, Andrea

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Contemporary management of diabetes places heavy emphasis on control, particularly control of blood sugars and of food consumption. Interviews with people living with diabetes type 2 show how identity and social relationships are negotiated through what is often a contradictory language of control, surveillance, discipline and responsibility. People frequently discuss diabetes-related behaviour in terms that position themselves or others as disobedient children, or as wicked or foolish adults....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/88492
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2003.09.002

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