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Author Liebermann, Oren, author.

Title The insulin express : one backpack, five continents, and the diabetes diagnosis that changed everything / Oren Liebermann ; foreword by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    616.4622 LIE    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    616.4622 LIE    Available
Description x, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "With tips and information from the American Diabetes Association"--Dust jacket.
Summary "In the middle of a yearlong backpacking trip around the world with his wife, Cassie, Oren Liebermann is teaching English to young Buddhist monks in Pokhara, Nepal when his body begins to fail him. He is constantly thirsty and exhausted, and by the time he steps on a scale, he has lost forty-five pounds. At a local clinic, a doctor gives him a diagnosis that will change his life forever: "I'm sorry to tell you, my friend, that you are a diabetic." Devastated, Liebermann is trapped in a third-world hospital, trying to recover enough to fly home. His friends and family urge him to call off the rest of his trip. He had earlier quit his job as a TV news reporter for this dream-come-true journey, but the nightmare diagnosis has thrown his world into disarray. However, despite this medical hell and a life-changing disease, Liebermann and Cassie make a decision. They have an adventure to finish, and he has the rest of his life to live. Bold, raw, and poignantly candid, The Insulin Express tells the story of what happens when the best made travel plans are subject to the ever-present chaos of life, and how the worst night of one's life can turn into the trip of a lifetime. In spite of a chilling fear of his chronic disease that almost kills him in the Himalayas, Liebermann hikes along the Great Wall of China, conquers the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and sips cobra whiskey in Laos. What begins as a travel chronicle across thirty countries transforms into a single journey of resilience and self-discovery--getting hopelessly lost and then wonderfully found in a world full of surprises and possibilities."--provided by publisher.
Contents Jerusalem -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Lansdowne, Pennsylvania -- Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, North Atlantic Ocean -- Spytkowice, Poland -- Nairobi, Kenya -- Bethlehem, West Bank -- Bangkok, Thailand -- En route to Annapurna Base Camp, Western Region, Nepal -- Matepani Cumba, Pokhara, Nepal -- Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal -- Pokhara, Nepal -- Shrewsbury, New Jersey -- Chiang Rai, Thailand -- Luang Prabang, Laos -- Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Saigon, Vietnam -- Hong Kong -- Great Wall of China -- Beijing, China -- Tokyo, Japan -- Machu Picchu, Peru -- Salta, Argentina -- Allentown, Pennsylvania -- Reykjavik, Iceland -- Epilogue: Gulf of Aqaba.
Subject Liebermann, Oren -- Health.
Liebermann, Oren -- Travel.
Diabetics -- United States -- Biography.
Travel -- Health aspects.
Voyages around the world.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
Added Author Gupta, Sanjay, 1969- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781510718487 (hardcover)
1510718486 (hardcover)
9781510718494 (eBook)
1510718494 (eBook)

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