Fit 5 on Friday: 5 Reasons to read ‘Raising Teens with Diabetes’

June 7, 2013By 1 Comment

While today’s post isn’51ZNkev7i5L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_t really nutrition related, it is some chicken soup for the soul.  My friend and mentor Moira McCarthy has come out with her latest addition to the publishing world in her quest to help everyone and anyone dealing with Type 1 diabetes.  The best part about Moira and all of her work raising awareness for our disease and fighting for a cure, is that she doesn’t just speak to the person living with diabetes, she speaks to everyone who loves the person with diabetes or who even crosses paths with the term ‘Type 1 Diabetes’ (T1D).  Learn more about Moira and her awesome-ness at her blog

Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Guide for Parents should be a must read for any parent, sibling, loved one or friend with a teen in their life who is juggling diabetes and growing up.  Here are five reasons why this book is fantastic (I could give 100 reasons, but needed to stick to the theme here).

  1. Moira’s account of the chaotic teenage years living with T1D is raw and bold and you want to reach through the book and hug her for her pure and honest reflection of some of the hardest times for not only a mother and a daughter but for an entire family.
  2. It’s a work-book for families currently going through the teenage years and T1D.
  3. The format of the book covers all the important points without burying the reader with too many details on one specific issues (as there are so many details one can get lost in with this disease).  She does an amazing job at getting the point across to offer legitimate advice and resources.
  4. She pulled together an amazing team of “D Recruits” to help put an exclamation point on each chapter and give real-life examples of life as a teen with T1D.
  5. She was wonderful enough to ask me to contribute, so you can find my story on page 88 in the chapter on Family Dynamics.

Moira’s book is available NOW on Kindle and Nook

The hard-copy release date is scheduled for June 24th.


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  1. elizabeth shapiro says:

    Can’t wait to read it, congratulations on being asked to contribute!

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