Ivy Millicent Learns About Diabetes

Ivy Millicent Learns About Diabetes

by Cindi Smith


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Eleven-year-old Ivy searches for a new normal after being told she has Type 1 diabetes.
Her new-diagnosis brings fear, confusion, even embarrassment.
"What is Type 1 diabetes and why is it happening to me?" Ivy shouts.
Ivy learns how to manage Type 1 diabetes, and the importance of planning, and being prepared.
She discovers the true meaning of friendship, and tries to heal from losing a friend unable to accept that she is a diabetic.
Parents and children alike can use Ivy's story to learn what to expect from a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and how to deal with it effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545083901
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2018
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Cindi Smith wrote Ivy Millicent Learns About Diabetes because one of her sons has had Type 1 diabetes since the age of nine, and there were no books to help her son understand it in a story form. So, it was up to Cindi to teach her family not to fear and to live life to the fullest and not to set limits on what you can or can't do. With encouragement from his family, her son travels the world to backpack, ride mountain bikes, and go rock climbing.
Cindi has sixteen years' experience as an Occupational Therapist. She graduated from Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. Married for thirty-one years, she is the mother of three grown boys with disabilities. She's taught them that disability doesn't equal handicap. Cindi encourages her boys to go outside their comfort zone, push boundaries, and gain self-confidence.

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