Table of Contents

Two countries, one disease.
Biomedicalization and globalization.
Cavemen didn't get diabetes: American narratives about the origins of type 2 diabetes.
Our genes don't match your culture: Japanese narratives about the origins of type 2 diabetes.
Your diabetes: U.S. health care providers' orientations towards patients.
Our diabetes: diabetes in the Japanese exam room.
Diabetes at home: explanatory models in everyday practice.
Diabetes and its discontents.