February 2013

True stories

ASBMB Today Editor Angela Hopp introduces our new essay series about finding inspiration and overcoming challenges while navigating a life in science.


The uses of metabolic adversity

Wendy Knapp Pogozelski's contribution to the "Derailed but Undeterred" essay series begins: "Blurred vision was the first sign that something was wrong. The front row of the freshman chemistry class I was teaching looked strangely fuzzy. Then, over the next few days, I was gripped by an unquenchable thirst and was constantly fatigued. Seemingly overnight I lost eight pounds. I recognized the symptoms of diabetes, but I was young(ish), slim(ish) and an avid kick-boxer. Mine was not the typical diabetic profile."

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