{2013 Holiday Shopping Guide} Kids First, Diabetes Second Book Giveaway!

by Leighann on December 5, 2013

Kids First Diabetes Second BookI couldn’t have a round of giveaways without including my book Kids First, Diabetes Second. Spry Publishing is generously letting me give away a copy of the book to FIVE readers.

Readers with US and Canadian mailing addresses can enter. Oh, I noticed recently that the book is available from the Toronto Public Library system. Shout out to my friends up north! The book was included in the Toronto Library’s Health and Wellness Blog recently.


Kids First, Diabetes Second is now available from booksellers and would make a great holiday gift for your own family or a family with a newly diagnosed child. It includes wisdom and experiences from many parents of T1 kiddos and adults with type 1 diabetes.

Purchase now in paperback

Purchase now as an eBook

And of course ask your local bookstore to carry it on their shelves!


Use this entry form to win one of FIVE copies of my book Kids First, Diabetes Second. Open to readers with US and Canada shipping addresses only. Read the official giveaway rules. Entry deadline December 12, 2013.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chrissy December 5, 2013 at 7:29 am

We are brand new to this, with my 9 year old daughter being diagnosed on October 8th. I do know that my daughter amazes me everyday with her spirit and strength!


2 Crissy Coffey December 5, 2013 at 7:35 am

I would love to read this โ™ฅ


3 Sarah December 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

Just celebrated surviving the first year!


4 Marlo Martin December 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

I wish I would have known about CGM’s sooner. Ours has been such a good tool!


5 Sherry December 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

I have been looking at this book and thinking of buying it, would be great to win it. ๐Ÿ˜‰


6 Sherry December 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

Not everyone is trainable.. even if you think they should be, not everyone wants or should provide care for a T1. Makes for a small pool of caretakers though.


7 Candace December 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

My son was diagnosed when he was four—three years ago. It sure can be a roller coaster…going along smoothly for a while and then some craziness hits! Switched to the omnipod pump this past fall. We had our first ER visit (since diagnosis) with DKA. Scary stuff. But overall my son is amazing and I am grateful that my husband is such a great partner in all of this. They are super excited because ski season opens this Saturday and they both love it! Life is good.


8 Sue Laurinec December 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

My daughter was just diagnosed in May. Would love to win this as I am still learning!


9 Karen S. December 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

Got through the first year this past June. I wish I had known about the benefits of probiotics and healthy gut flora before we ever got diagnosed.


10 Latrisha Paulson December 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

I would love to read this. My son Charlie was just diagnosed Nov. 3rd, he is only 2.5 years old. Still feeling like I know nothing.


11 Laura December 6, 2013 at 7:36 am

My daughter is 5 and was diagnosed 2 years ago. I’d love to read this book!


12 Michele December 6, 2013 at 7:43 am

I am a caregiver to a 5 year old with diabetes… I wish I would have known that his parents weren’t taking his diabetes seriously a little sooner. Now I know more than I ever thought I would about T1D, but that’s okay because now he’s doing great!


13 Nicole December 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I am very interested in reading this book!!


14 Margie December 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I would love to read this book. My son was diagnosed 2.5 years ago and I wish I had known what T1 even was.


15 Roxane St.John December 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm

What I know now that I wish I had known at diagnosis is that you can bolus for snacks in between meals. My DD was diagnosed this year 5 days prior to leaving on a trek halfway across the county with her softball team. They had earned their way into the World Series and were treated like royalty when they got there with many special events in between games. I deprived her of several things during those outings such as popcorn at the movies, etc. Her endo made out like we had to stick to 3 meal injections a day with no carbs in between meals…ever! It was bad enough to learn D on an 8 day road trip, but these deprivations certainly made it harder on her. ๐Ÿ™


16 Amy December 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

Hi, We are new to diabetes. Our son was just diagnosed on Nov. 5th. We have been trying to read as much as we can. This book would be very nice to read as well. LOVE your site ๐Ÿ™‚


17 Naomi Williams December 8, 2013 at 10:35 pm

My 5yo daughter was diagnosed a week ago.
I haven’t learned a whole lot yet about what I don’t know.
I do know that even in a few days home from the hospital, it has been helpful to CALM down…the doctors are all great, but there is SO much info at first that I was completely overwhelmed. Being back in real life and talking with other T1 individuals has really helped my perspective. A woman from my church has had T1 for 65 years! Diagnosed at age 15! She has a lifetime of wisdom and has been a great encouragement


18 Rachael December 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

Would love to read this. I never treat myself to a book this would be the perfect book to start with!


19 Amber December 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I wish I would have known more about how to carb count. I was only given a 30 minute session with the diabetic dietician.


20 kristina December 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for the chance! LOVE your book and would love to win a copy to gift to a newly diagnosed family!

I wish I would have known MORE D-Mama’s in the beginning. The support and advice and knowledge from other D-Mamas has been so wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚


21 Kristina December 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I’ve been wanting to read this…thanks for hosting the giveaway!


22 Christina Ahmed December 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I wish I had known that it would all become normal, we wouldn’t know how to be without Diabetes, makes it less stressful ๐Ÿ™‚


23 stacey t December 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

What do I wish i knew at dx? I wish someone would have told me that information gathering will take time, that it’s not a sprint. I was so scared thinking that if u didn’t know everything, he wouldn’t survive.


24 Jessica P December 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

This is on my must read list…thanks for the giveaway opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚


25 Jena December 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I want this book so bad!!


26 Denise December 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

At diagnosis, I wish someone would have told me to not be so scared. That life will go on. That he will be able to do anything he wants even with diabetes. It just takes a little more planning, testing, etc. But it is okay.


27 heather December 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

wish I could get these books!!!


28 Jaime December 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I would love to receive this book.


29 Amber Myers December 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I would love to read this book!!


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