Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four, John Keeler's life has been marked by a determination to make it as fulfilling and rich as possible. In this honest and heart-warming book he describes his journey from childhood to adulthood; from that initial diagnosis, through dealing with pain, fear and ignorance, to his situation today, where he feels in control of his diabetes - it no longer controls him! At times humorous, at other times raw and blunt, John Keeler highlights the feelings, experiences and the (often overlooked) practical difficulties that people with diabetes often face. Here you will find advice on how to avoid the common pitfalls, honest descriptions of the emotions you may feel, as well reassurance and support. This book is aimed at fellow sufferers, but also their families, friends, and health care providers, who wish to learn more about how you can live life fully with diabetes.
??honest and heart-warming?? (Diabetes Federation of Ireland Magazine, March 2004)
??packed with humorous and painful anecdotes?a useful resources for diabetics, their families and friends?? (Sunderland Echo, 21 April 2004)
?...a valuable tale about one man?s determination to accept and overcome the problems associated with the disease...? (Accident & Emergency Nursing, No.13, 2005)
About the author.
1. He couldn?t want so much water.
2. Why me?
3. When did you last hear an orange say ?Ouch!??
4. You ?should? be doing better.
5. Eight square meals a day.
6. You could be worse off !
7. Famine to a feast.
8. Steering my own ship.
10. Living on my own.
11. But this is the hand I shoot with . . . .
12. Egg-sized potatoes and a cupful of crisps.
13. Nobody told the bumblebee . . . .
14. Everything?s alright . . . .
15. Parting shots.
Appendix: painting by numbers.