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My Life Beyond Diabetes: A Mayo Clinic Patient Story

My Life Beyond Diabetes: A Mayo Clinic Patient Story

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By Hey Gee As told by Wolf Queen

Illustrated by Hey Gee

A beautifully illustrated, adventure-filled graphic novel that provides a kid’s-eye view of living with diabetes.

Emily is excited to go camping in the Northwoods of Minnesota with her family. She makes sure to pack her glucose monitor, insulin and other supplies she’ll need to manage her type 1 diabetes on their trip. Near the campsite she meets Frostbite, a young wolf who can talk. Her dad wasn’t kidding – the Northwoods really is a magical place!

Emily embarks on an adventure with Frostbite to find the wolf’s family down the river. Along the way, she’ll need to make sure she’s checking her blood sugar and eating the right foods. She also takes insulin to keep her levels in range. By keeping herself feeling good, she can focus on the real challenge: leading her new friend through wildlife encounters, weather surprises, and more as they travel through the wilderness.

Overseen by a pediatric diabetes expert from Mayo Clinic, this informative graphic novel provides a kid’s-eye view of living with diabetes. Full-color panel illustrations bring Emily’s story to life, including a full-spread explanation of how diabetes affects the body. Backmatter provides additional information for both children and adults including a glossary of key terms, an explanation from the medical expert, a list of resources, and more.

Mayo Clinic Press Kids creates empowering health and wellness content in partnership with pediatric experts. Proceeds from the sale of every book go to benefit important medical research and education at Mayo Clinic.

Paperback / Juvenile Nonfiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Social Topics / Biography & Memoir / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries

Ages 8 to 11, Grades 3 to 6

  0.2" H x 10.4" L x 7.6" W (0.31 lbs) 36 pages

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