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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Andrew is thirsty and always weak and tired, and he always wanted to pee. He goes to the doctor and gets his blood sugar checked. He has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Andrew has been admitted to the hospital. The doctor starts training him and Andrew's parents how to give him shots. Andrew finds it boring being stuck in a room and his father takes him downstairs to do some exploring. It has been three nights away from his sister and Andrew wants to tell her how much he misses her. Year One With Type One: A True Story of a Boy with Type 1 Diabetes by Mike Suarez is a wonderful and informative book written by the author about his son's first year with Type 1 diabetes.
The author's approach to the topic is simple, straightforward, and personal, and gives readers insights on how to cope with Type 1 diabetes. Many parents and children will be able to relate to the story. The way Andrew deals with the shots and his attitude towards the disease are inspiring and will give hope to readers who have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The illustrations are wonderful and they make the concept clear to readers. The rhyming verses make the story appealing to readers, and tutors and educators will find the book helpful to teach their students about Type 1 diabetes in an engaging way. It is a good book for adults too if they are dealing with children who have Type 1 diabetes.