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Actually, I Can.: Growing Up with Type 1 Diabetes, A Story of Unexpected Empowerment

Morgan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 6 years old — but that didn’t stop her! In this informative memoir, she looks back at her life and shares her experiences to help others who’ve been diagnosed, and their families, to understand everything from the gadgets to the legislation, the joy and the frustrations. Morgan has dedicated her life to the advocacy and education of her disease.

Bolus Blues

Bolus Blues tells the story of Zander Burke and his momentous summer just before entering middle school. Zander is a type 1 adolescent with diabetes.

Brody, Lucie and the Food Fairy

Lucie and Stargold are back and they are going to Growland again! This time, they are bringing Brody, Lucie’s best friend, who has diabetes. One day, Lucie finds her best friend Brody sitting all alone on the curb, looking rather unwell. She takes him to see the school nurse. When the nurse helps Brody deal with his high blood sugars, Lucie learns that he has type 1 diabetes. While she is surprised that her best friend kept such a secret from her, Lucie also tries to understand what diabetes is… but the whole thing is so confusing that yes, you guessed it, Stargold the Food Fairy appears to whisk them away to her magic land. In Growland, the fairy will help both children to make sense of it all. Lucie and Brody will learn that Brody’s body works differently. They will also learn how Type I Diabetes is managed and how to cope with periods of hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia as well as negative feelings towards having to deal with such an illness. Read Lucie, Brody, and the Food Fairy to find out why Brody has kept his diabetes secret from his best friend until now.

DIABETease: A lighter look at the serious subject of diabetes

DIABETease is a book of humorous illustrations, which inject a little fun into the otherwise serious side of diabetes.

Help With The Hard Stuff

Help With the Hard Stuff is a workbook designed for teens diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and their parents.

My Pancreas Needs Glasses

My Pancreas Needs Glasses is a fun and warm-hearted story about two brothers discovering that there are many people in the world that are challenged with illness, physical limitations, and other health related conditions – and how they are really no different when it comes to living full and happy lives.

My Sister Has Diabetes and How That Makes Me Feel

My name is Grace Rooney, and when I was two years old, my older sister, Paige, got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. At the time, there were many resources for Paige and my parents, but nothing for me. When I was six, I wrote this book. I am now 19 and have published it to support other siblings of kids with diabetes. I’d love to hear from you.

Stargold the Food Fairy

Stargold the Food Fairy has just been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. (Silver-Juvenile Books, aged 9-12.) Stargold the Food Fairy is the perfect book for parents who constantly find themselves repeating, “No, we are not eating candies for dinner tonight.” The author of the book is a Registered Dietitian who came up with the story as she is one of those parents herself. And when her kids asked: “But why not, mom?” she felt that “Because I said so!” was not a good enough of an answer.

The Dinosaur Tamer (and Other Stories for Children with Diabetes)

The Dinosaur Tamer is just one of the 25 fictional stories that will entertain, enlighten, and ease your child’s frustrations about having diabetes. Each tale warmly evaporates the fear of insulin shots, blood tests, being “different,” and all the other not-so-fun parts of having diabetes.

The Little Red Sports Car

The story is about a car with an automatic transmission (e.g., the pancreas) that breaks. The car has to be changed to a manual transmission and needed a special additive to run again (e.g., insulin injections).

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