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Books about diabetes matter to the CWD community. Books provide the information and the tool sets we need to make pump adjustments, healthy recipes, and decisions about our medical care. Books show us people with diabetes as the heroes, the scientists, the teachers, the athletes, the change-makers, and these narratives help shape the way we view this health condition.

Here at CWD, we've taken years to cultivate and curate a very special library, filled with stories and science that lift us up and keep us informed. These books are the ones we keep on our staff bookshelves and recommend to our friends. These are the stories we trust to keep us moving forward. Check our our CWD library, peruse the bookshelves, and please reach out if you have a dog-eared diabetes favorite that you'd like us to include.

Featured Book

Bolus Blues
Bolus Blues

Brendan McEachern

In Bolus Blues, Zander Burke manages to overcome the anguish of his father abandoning his family as he becomes a middle school student. Faced with financial difficulties, Zander steps up to help his mom, but doesn’t tell her what he is doing. He has a few hiccups along the way, including some problems with low blood sugars. His mom wants him to consider a continuous glucose monitor but he isn’t interested in wearing any devices. When he encounters some low blood sugars during a special youth triathlon, he realizes that an insulin pump might be a helpful device and decides to get one. During the final leg of the triathlon, Zander is close to winning when he stops to help a struggling younger boy. That younger boy is soon diagnosed with diabetes as well and considers Zander as his mentor. Meanwhile, Zander also deals with his inner demons that developed when his dad abandoned him several years earlier. Recommended for ages 9-13.

155 pages. ISBN-10 0-578-46701-1. ISBN-13 978-0-578-46701-1. Jos. Berning Printing, Cincinnati, Ohio. $7.50.2019

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