Mother and Daughter Authors Expanding Diabetes Awareness

Dr. Phyllisa Smith Deroze is a global diabetes advocate and Founder of Black Diabetic Info and the blog Diagnosed Not Defeated. She was inspired to write this book with her 7-year-old daughter after seeing Jalanah mimic checking her blood sugar at three years old. After discovering that there were no age-appropriate diabetes resources to explain diabetes to a child who wasn’t diagnosed with diabetes, Dr. Deroze knew the two would write one.

Provides a kid-friendly discussion about three types of diabetes Diabetes Helpers represents diversity and inclusion among its characters, diabetes types, and treatment options (insulin pumps/multiple daily injections and CGM/BGM). It’s the first children’s book to include type1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and Latent Autoimmune

Diabetes in Adults.

Follow along as Jalanah helps her mother, Grace helps her brother, and Antonio helps his grandfather

live happier with diabetes.

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