Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture: Globalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

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Index
Abraham, John, 23
African Americans and diabetes, 37, 47-49, 125
Aiello, Leslie, 36
Alexander, Jeffrey, 32
American Diabetes Association (ADA), 5,6
antidiabetics, 36. See also pharmaceuticals
attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 22
Bell, Susan E., 24
biomedicalization: definition of, 31-32; globalization and, 30-32, 74; language of, 35; scope of, 24-30,130-32
Black Health Library Guide to Diabetes (Henry and Johnson), 48-49
blood sugar management, 6, 88, 92-93,106
body mass index (BMI), 2,12, 26
carbohydrates, 6, 40, 61-62, 68-69, 89,117
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 6, 47
Charmaz, Kathy, 113, 133-34, 135
Chinese medicine, 16,17, 21, 72,102
cholesterol, 119-20
Clarke, Adele E., 73-74; et al., 24-25
compliance to adherence shift, 86
culture, 32, 35; medical practices and, 7-9, 35; durability of, 7
Davidson, Mayer B., and Debra L. Gordon, 38-39, 40
depression (and antidepressants), 22-23,81-82
diabetes education, 4, 5, 13, 26, 47, 64, 68, 71, 92; shortage of educators, 96
diabetes mellitus (DM), 27, 97
disease definition, 8, 21
domestic management of diabetes, 105, 110-28; women and, 14, 29,110, 116-17, 123
Douglas, Mary, 112
eating disorders, 22-23
evidence-based medicine (EBM), 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 18-19, 21,130
evolution, 40, 53, 57, 58, 64-66, 73
“exercise prescription,” 85, 101-2
explanatory models, 7,14, 33-38 passim, 41, 47, 72, 88, 110, 113, 117-22, 127, 142n5
fasting blood glucose (FBG), 5, 129
Figert, AnneE., 24
folk cures. See traditional medicine
food and eating habits: in Japan, 1-2, 4, 6, 13, 28, 29, 52-53, 56, 58-71, 106, 114-15, 124; in the West, 29, 38-43, 46-49, 63-64, 66
Freeman, Joshua, 41
furusato (hometown village), 65, 71-72
gargling, 15
German medicine, 17
GlaxoSmithKline, 21
globalization, 30, 31,129-30
Gluckman, Peter, and Mark Hanson, 39-40
Gordon, DebraL., 38-39-40
grounded theory, 133-34

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