Having been a type 1 diabetic nearly my entire life, I was inspired to write and illustrate a children’s book for diabetics age six and under called ‘Sophie’s Low Blood Sugar’. This age group is seeing the largest rise in type 1 diagnoses but most of the related education materials are focused on parents. My goal is to engage type 1 diabetic children in their own diabetes care, help them identify tools they can use to manage their diabetes, as well as provide them a protagonist with whom they can relate.
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"Sophie's Low Blood Sugar,"
Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: https://ir.uiowa.edu/synthesis/vol2/iss1/4