Can I tell you about Diabetes (Type 1)?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Meet Debbie - a young girl with diabetes type 1. Debbie invites readers to learn about this type of diabetes from her perspective, describing how it feels to have high and low blood sugar levels. She explains how she can monitor her blood sugar and controls it with medication. Debbie also talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported.

This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and nurses. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
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Press reviews for: Can I tell you about Diabetes (Type 1)?

Dr Chizo Agwu, FRCPCH, National Chairman, Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC)

Julie Edge has succeeded in explaining the complexities of living with type 1 diabetes through the voice of a young person. An essential read for families, friends, teachers, carers and young people with diabetes.

Red Reading Hub blog by Jill Bennett

Debbie has had type 1 diabetes... Debbie can at times feel a bit fed up, she says. Occasionally this is because of lack of understanding on behalf of other people, sometimes, it is because of her general mood or because her blood sugar levels are too high or too low... This is an extremely informative, concise explanation and a testament to all those children who like Debbie, manage the complexities of life with type 1 diabetes each and every day of their lives.

Healthy Books blog

Debbie has diabetes and she want to tell us what it is like...She explains exactly what type 1 diabetes is and how to recognise the signs... At the end of the book there is information about how friends, teachers and family can help. The black and white illustrations help the information along too, and there is a comprehensive list of international help organisations. An excellent introduction to an often quite complicated lifestyle that Debbie accepts as natural.

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