{Kids First, Diabetes Second} July Interviews and Reviews!

by Leighann on July 26, 2012

Kids First Diabetes Second BookI’m excited to share that Kids First, Diabetes Second is available for immediate download as an eBook and the print version ships July 31st! I’ve been busy chatting about the book in advance of it’s release. I have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback, words of encouragement, and support I have received this summer as the book rolls out.

Friends For Life

Q and I attended the Friends For Life conference in Orlando earlier in July and met some wonderful families. We were in the OmniPod* booth in the exhibition hall during our last two days signing excerpts of the book. We shared the booth with Sean Busby and a fantastic magician named Charles.

Sean Busby is a snowboarder who teaches skiing and snowboarding clinics to kids with type 1 and their siblings. During our conversation I learned that he teaches a clinic yearly at a ski resort three or four hours from where we live. I’m totally looking into this. (Though the last time I was at this particular resort I fell off the ski lift. I’m not even kidding. I was fine, but my ego was bruised!) Visit the Riding On Insulin website for more information.

Charles did magic tricks for the kids and even taught them a card trick. Before I knew it, Q was on the other side of the booth performing the trick for onlookers! She said that one of her favorite things from the conference was being in the booth, decorating pods, and handing out frisbies. I think she has a future in sales!

Friends For Life

Diabetes Mine

While we were at Friends For Life we also had a chance to catch up with my friend Allison Blass. She interviewed us for Diabetes Mine. Allison writes a sidebar in the book about finding the elusive babysitter for your T1 child. It can be done, she assures us. If you would like to hear Allison’s thoughts on the book, check out her post on Diabetes Mine: D-Mom Says: “Kids First, Diabetes Second.”

Here is the interview she did of me and Q. I could. not. stop. laughing.


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Blogging Diabetes

I met Tony Rose in person this spring when we both attended a social media event at Lilly Diabetes. Tony was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his early 20’s. Tony writes the website Blogging Diabetes. If you didn’t know, he also has a weekly podcast, which is celebrating one year of being on the air. Tony has a wide variety of guests on the show and he also shares how he’s managing with his diabetes.

He was kind enough to have me as a guest on his podcast and we had a long conversation about Friends For Life, diabetes camp, 504 plans at school, and of course the book. I think I could have talked to Tony for another hour!

If you don’t subscribe to the Blogging Diabetes podcast in iTunes already, you should. My interview aired on July 26th and is episode BDP 050.

Diabetes Daily

You might know Ginger Vieira from her vlogs that she posts on her site Living in Progress. She’s also the author of the book Your Diabetes Science Experiment.

Ginger writes about the book on Diabetes Daily. Her post shares two excerpts from the book including our diagnosis story and tips for camping, which are timely! In fact we have a camping trip coming up soon.

Read her post Kids First, Diabetes Second on Diabetes Daily.

Diabetes Advocacy

Barb Wagstaff writes the blog Diabetes Advocacy. She and her family live in Canada. Her son has had type 1 diabetes for over 12 years. She read the book and wrote two posts. The first post Kids First Diabetes Second…The Language Chapter is her reaction to and reflections on one of the chapters of the book. Her second post Kids First Diabetes Second…The Full Story is a review of the entire book.

If you’d like to learn more about the book, you can read more on the Kids First, Diabetes Second book page. And if you do read it and find it to be a valuable resource, I would greatly appreciate if you could write a review on any of the online retail sites. Thanks!

Further Reading

Kids First, Diabetes Second Book

More posts about Friends For Life

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