The history of diabetes is also a history of stereotypes. First considered a Jewish disease, it later became known as an African American and Native American disease. Jews, African Americans and Native Americans, historically, have not had the power to narrate their histories. In many ways, Betty's refusal to acknowlege the limitation of diabetes can be seen as an attempt to assert her own autonomy. As a final and curious loop, in modern art history, there is almost no subject more written about than autonomous space, the white cube.