In this first-person narrative, nine-year-old Natalie explains what Type I diabetes is and what she has to do in order to keep herself well. Natalie's family helps her manage her diabetes, too. With her mom, she plans and makes meals and snacks that keep her blood sugar levels stable. With her dad, she checks over her diabetes kit, and prepares to give herself shots one day by injecting a needle into an orange. Her sister helps too--by staying up with Natalie when her blood sugar is low or taking all her Halloween candy! They also practice what to do if Natalie needs emergency help. With the support of her family, her doctor, and her dietitian, Natalie is able to manage her diabetes and continue to do all the things she loves.
Used availability for Alden R Carter's I'm Tougher Than Diabetes!
September 2001 : USA Library Binding