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My six-year-old daughter's catch-all phrase when she feels a need for a sugar check is, "I'm shaky."  One day we were listening to the
radio when Rooney came on singing, "Sha-sha shakin', I'm shakin,'..." and she squealed with delight.  She thought that the lead singer was diabetic and trying to let the world know what it was like to be "shaky."  Now it is "her" song. and we sing it together all the time.   
Lahle, lucky mom to Elizabeth, type 1

Sarah and Puffle  Muldar/Friar
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Lara Takes Charge

487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetes  Bo & Spike Loy
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Literary contributions from children living with diabetes

This section is new and we would love to add your own children's musings.  See our Contact page for more information.


Elizabeth, age 6, dx'd at age 4 with type 1 diabetes

Elizabeth (now 6) asked me if people with diabetes could still have children.  She knew a little bit about my own struggles, due in part to my being diabetic, to build a family.  I assured her, that yes, people with diabetes can, and do, have babies too.  She was elated at the idea of someday being a real mom too, and decided to write to her future children.  It was with a mother's joy and sadness that I read her letter knowing well the challenges ahead for her and the genetic transmission rate of diabetes.  

Her letter is a reminder that my genes passed along to her, may well be passed along to her own children someday.  We need a cure.  We really do.


    Hi My Name Is Lizzie,

    I made this when I was 6 years old.  You would love my mom if you ever get to meet her, she's really nice.  She's sweet, nice and she's calm.  And she's a lot of fun.

    Someday when you are born, well, even the second you are in me, remember I will always love you.

    Joy to my kids...


    Someday your Mom, Lizzie

About Elizabeth's Diagnosis with Diabetes
Elizabeth's Insulin Pumping Story

Until we can fill this page with your works (because I am not really a poet by nature), we will fill it with books you can purchase!

The Dinosaur Tamer  Marsha Levine Mazur
The Dinosaur Tamer
:  Twenty-five fictional stories that will entertain, enlighten, and ease a child's frustration about having diabetes.

Taking Diabetes to School    Gosselin/Freidman
Taking Diabetes to School:  
This color-illustrated book for elementary age children 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 sensitive insight into the day-to-day "school life" of a child with a chronic illness.

How I Feel  Michael & Steven Olsen
How  I feel:
 This book is amazing! It was written by the older brother of a 7-year-old who was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, and really captures the emotions of the child and the family as they learn to cope with the disease. The drawings are so charming, and, overall the story is very uplifting. The diabetes facts are all very accurate too. Every family learning how to deal with diabetes should read this book!  Posted by Amazon Reader

Interference  Nicholson
Interference:  This book is a terrific read for adults as well as young people, and speaks the truth about diabetes. Josh will be a hockey player with diabetes, not a diabetic hockey player.  Josh has finally made it to an elite hockey team but no one knows that he has Type 1 diabetes -- and it's getting more serious by the day



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