I was planning to write something smart and studious about my book, “The ABCs of Loving Yourself with Diabetes” given that I just gave a workshop at TCOYD using several of the “loving lessons” from the book.
But before I could put my mind to it, my mother gave me a better story.
She just spoke to the financial planner we both use, and while on the phone, he told her that every day his wife reads my ABC book to Sarah (their 3-year old). She loves it, it’s her favorite book, and she begs his wife to read it to her. Listen, I told you, you can’t make this stuff up!!!
So, here’s my offer. If you haven’t checked out the book yet and you have a little one at home, I think we’ve just found a new application.
Make it the storybook you read your toddler. Studies show (well, Sarah shows) that toddlers will enjoy the illustrations and soothing words and you just might absorb the “loving lessons” and grow stronger, happier and healthier managing your diabetes.