My 5yo son's first year with T1D

(Mike) #1

Dear Parents of a T1D Child,

As the father of a 5 year old, coming up on his first year anniversary of being diagnosed, I decided to author an illustrated rhyming children’s book covering the events of his first year with T1D. The digital version is free to download. And if you like the digital version enough, you can click the amazon link to purchase a hard copy to read to your kid(s) and/or share with your extended family. Please check it out (it’s about 30 pgs or so) and let me know what you think.

Downloadable PDF:
Amazon Page:


(Mike) #2

Today 1/6, is officially the anniversary of his diagnosis.

(Cassidy) #3


Yet I am only 13 years old I read over your story and you did a magnificent job everything was written out so clearly and understandable for kids that don’t understand what diabetes is can get a good general illustration and story about it thank you so much for taking the time to share your story with us I think you did a fabulous job congratulations on finishing!!

(Mike) #4

@cassin24 Thank You for the kind words. I love getting great feedback on the story, but it always means so much more coming from someone like yourself that knows of the challenges first hand.

(Cathy) #5

I’ve been a T1D for 54 years now and this book is easy to understand, for kids of all ages, diabetic or not. Thanks for sharing it with us!


(Mike) #6

Thanks for the kind words :slight_smile: Glad you thought so.

(Mike) #7

Here is a cool YouTube video of the book being read aloud: