Authors Archives: Cornelia Guell

Self-Care at the Margins: Meals and Meters in Migrants’ Diabetes Tactics

Abstract Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in 2006 and 2007, this article examines Turkish migrants’ everyday practices of diabetes self-management in Berlin, Germany. To avoid diabetes complications, Turkish Berliners became self-carers who altered food choices, cooking and eating practices, and made their self-care practices visible with the help of blood sugar self-testing. Rather than representing the […]

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