The Bravest Girl In School

This book has been designed to help children with diabetes appreciate the importance of taking their insulin injections and being aware of what they eat. Although parents are of course primarily responsible for the care of their child s diabetes, it is important that the children themselves are aware that they too must take some responsibility. This book encourages children to follow the instructions given to them by their doctors and parents, to eat healthily, and to see their insulin injections as something brave that they do, that other children cannot! Instead of viewing diabetes and their daily injections as something negative, the story encourages them to think of it as something that sets them apart from their peers in a positive way. Lucy, who is 5, talks about having diabetes. She has a chance to show her classmates how to be brave when the nurse comes in to give a shot.

© 2008 Gaynor, Kate
Audience: Children