Maddy Patti and the
Helping Children Understand Diabetes
by Mary Bilderback Abel and
Stan Borg, DO, FAAFP
illustrated by Lorraine Dey
Maddy Patti spent her summers at her Pop-Pop’s farm. She always looked for interesting things with her friend, Gideon Green, but this summer something was different. Gideon had something called diabetes. Could he still do all the things he wanted?
Pop-Pop explained diabetes to the children. Gideon was not going to let his diagnosis discourage him. After a horrible storm, one of Pop-Pop’s animals got stuck on an island in the river and Gideon saved the day. Diabetic or not, Gideon became a hero!
Children will learn through the kind words of Pop-Pop what diabetes is and some healthy choices they can make to feel better and control their symptoms. There are helpful tips in the back of the book to help children understand diabetes and what needs to be done to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
“...a trusted resource in juvenile education about diabetes...”
— Midwest Book Review
“...filled with information about diabetes that a younger reader needs to know...a
— Bookviews by Alan Caruba
Mary Bilderback Abel has been a professional writer for more than 40 years. She is the recipient of multiple writing awards, including the Sigma Delta Chi Mark of Excellence Award in Journalism. She holds a BA in journalism from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Stan Borg is a family physician and nationally recognized healthcare executive. He holds degrees from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and Western University in Pomona California. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).
Lorraine Dey has been an illustrator and graphic designer for over 30 years. She has illustrated several children’s books. Lorraine also wrote and illustrated a picture book, The Rain Forest Party, which has won a silver “Mom’s Choice Award” and a gold “Gelett Burgess Award.”
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7x8, 48 pages, 23 Color Illustrations
LC #2014941982, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-490-1 (pb), $9.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-491-8 (eBook), $9.95