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After the Diagnosis: Transcending Chronic Illness

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2011 - Spring


by Julian Seifter, M.D., HS ’78, with Betsy Seifter, Ph.D. (Simon and Schuster) Julian Seifter had to learn to accept himself as a person with a lifelong illness when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the start of his intern year. In an account that is part memoir, part self-help book, the author speaks as both physician and patient, offering strategies helpful in managing chronic challenges on a day-to-day basis in order to maintain a positive and productive attitude toward life.

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