Author: Cathy Leamy
Format: paperback and online
Publish Date: July 2012
Where to buy: http://www.metrokitty.com/comics/webcomics/diabdick/
Author website: http://www.metrokitty.com
Cathy Leamy (Metrokitty) has put her comic “Diabetes is After Your Dick” online. It is also available for purchase from her site.
Leamy presented on this patient education comic at the 2012 Toronto Comics & Medicine conference. The podcast of her talk is here.
This fun, slightly irreverent, and very informative comic seeks to motivate men to control their diabetes by framing that care in terms of an infrequently discussed consequence of unmananged diabetes in men: erectile dysfunction.
Her visuals and text are exceptionally clear and concise. The narrative is amusing and compelling.
Copies of this comic should be in every general practice medical office waiting room!