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  • #10065

    Tim
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    I’m currently reading The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin [ https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005IQBXPM ] which is a good read. If I get over my allergy to doing book reviews I will do a book review in due course.

    But has anyone read any other books about diabetes that are worth adding to the Kindle?

  • #13843

    Peter Childs
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    Its rather old and is probably out of print…… I was given it on a BDA (Yes it was still called the BDA back then) camp back in 1994, but its well worth a read……

    Diabetes, A Young Person’s Guide by Rowan Hillson

    Well lets just say its still on my book shelf 18 years on and in truth none of its really changed.

    Peter

  • #13844

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Ah, good old Amazon New and Used – you can get it for 1p here:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0356154157/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

    I might wait until pay day and then send off for it ;-)

  • #13845

    Dave
    Participant

    May I venture to say the target audience for the book was when we were 18 years younger?

  • #13846

    Tim
    Keymaster

    I have a mental age of about 12 so…

  • #13847

    Alison
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    If that’s the intellectual level you’re looking for @tim there was a very colourful guide to blood/urine testing featuring Rupert the Bear which was always a cheery read.

  • #13848

    Tim
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    Rupert the Bear was type one??

  • #13849

    Dave
    Participant

    @tim He was. I met him at a BDA Teddy Bear’s Picnic along with Gary Mabbutt at, I think, Woburn Safari Park once. While there I ‘was robbed’ when I entered the ‘biggest bear’ competition and lost to a smaller girl with a smaller bear.

    Grrr, and yes, it still hurts! I did get a photo on the front of the next balance though.

  • #13850

    Tim
    Keymaster

    @seasiderdave – this sounds like you’ve been very badly scarred through your experience; do you need counselling?

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