PHEW! I MADE IT – I AM NOW 18 YEARS OLD.
Having been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at aged 2 ½, this is my story of how diabetes affected me growing up along with all the ‘normal’ trials and tribulations of life which included my mum’s cancer journey, my parents’ divorce and moving home.
A TRUE STORY OF LOSS, CHANGE AND SURVIVAL.
Author, Iole Florence, has taken Ava’s thoughts and words and put them into this book culminating in a story that is intelligently written, engaging and compelling. At times shocking but throughout there is hope. It is filled with endearing illustrations revealing both the joyous and the heart wrenching side of Ava’s childhood.
‘Type 1 Diabetes: My Tumultuous Journey’ highlights life issues that so many young people experience. The book is backed up by various sources of helpful information together with a chapter by Professor Hindmarsh, Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at University College London Hospitals, providing his expert perspective.
“This is a fantastic book for anyone that has diabetes or has someone with diabetes in their family. A great read with inspiring stories. One to come back to time and time again as you will always find something new in the pages”. – Professor Hindmarsh, UCLH