Traveling with Sugar reframes the rising diabetes epidemic as part of a five-hundred-year-old global history of sweetness
and power. Amid eerie injuries, changing bodies, amputated limbs, and untimely deaths, many people across the Caribbean and
Central America simply call the affliction "sugar"-or, as some say in Belize, "traveling with sugar." A decade in the making,
this book unfolds as a series of cronicas-a word meaning both slow-moving story and slow-moving disease. It profiles the careful
work of those "still fighting it" as they grapple with unequal material infrastructures and unsettling dilemmas. Facing a
new incarnation of blood sugar, these individuals speak back to science and policy misrecognitions that have prematurely cast
their lost limbs and deaths as normal. Their families' arts of maintenance and repair illuminate ongoing struggles to survive
and remake larger systems of food, land, technology, and medicine.