With colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this book contains an instructive story of a grade-schooler with diabetes who tells his classmates about the disease and how he manages it.
The story offers insight into the day-to-day "school life" of a child with a chronic illness and answers questions such as what is diabetes; why does a diabetic eat snacks in class; and can someone catch diabetes? Also included is a "Kids Quiz" to encourage interactive discussion after reading the book and a list of ten tips for teachers to help them be supportive of a diabetic child in their classroom.
Author Kim Gosselin was born and raised in Michigan where she attended Central Michigan University. She began her professional writing career shortly after her two young sons were both diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Kim is extremely committed to bringing the young reader quality children's health education while raising important funds for medical research. Kim now resides, writes, and gives consultations. Kim is the recipient of the 1998 National American Lung Association Presidential Award. She is an avid supporter of the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, the Epilepsy Foundation of American, and a member of the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Small Publishers Association of North America, the Publishers Marketing Association, and the Author's Guild.
32 pages. 1999