Who Lives, Who Dies with Kidney Disease
by Mohammad Akmal, Vasundhara Raghavan
[note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review]
I know that as a type 2 diabetic, kidney disease is always lurking and it is something that I need to be aware of.
This book, Who Lives, Who Dies with Kidney Disease showed me that I am not alone and there have been others who have blazed the trial and can point the way to a fulfilled life.
The book is split into two basic sections: patient stories and a more medical view of kidney disease.
The patient stories can be depressing at times, with some patients dying without even realizing what had hit them; then there are others who have been able to live with the beast, albeit warily.
Who Lives, Who Dies with Kidney Disease is a fairly easy read though the second part, the discussion of kidney disease itself could be a bit too technical without having a medical dictionary or using Google for definitions.
Having said this, I would definitely recommend this book for someone who is newly diagnosed or even someone who has lived with kidney disease for a while. A little more knowledge isn’t a dangerous thing, but could make your life easier.
Rating: 4.0 stars