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It was a thrill when a diabetes specialist took time to tell me how much he enjoyed reading my book Living With Diabetes.  What sent me over the moon was that this specialist, who practices in a teaching hospital, told us he has his students read it because it gives medical folks in training a look at diabetes from the perspective of those who have, and live, with the disease.  

My husband and I have been living with his diabetes for over 20 years. Today we work together to maintain his health and enjoy full, productive lives.  Sadly it took us a while to get to this point.  Like many diabetic families it took us time to figure out how to do the best that we can for now, and for the future. Now we realize that a diagnosis of diabetes requires changes, not only by the diabetic, but also those close to them.  

As a writer I found journaling our experiences helped deal with the frustration and kept me focused on doing things right. Being natural talkers we shared our experiences.  Often people would say, "You should write a book about that," or "I wish we had known," especially after Jack went from daily injections to an insulin pump. 

We would see people doing things that we knew would impact their health and wish we could stop them, or direct them to a better way. We realized that education for diabetics ranges hugely depending on where you live.  It would sadden us to hear of someone, for example, losing their eyesight, and know that it could have been prevented, or to a degree reversed or slowed down.                           

We wrote this book to help others.  To let them know they are not in a void, whether living with the disease as a patient, or a family member, friend or coworker.  Diabetes impacts everyone. It affects when and how you eat, who you can visit, your social life, attending business functions like late dinners, activity and exercise...the list just goes on and on.  

 Management is the key to maintaining the best health and getting the most enjoyment from your life.  Yet, most diabetics - and their support group - go into ignore mode, especially if they start to feel better. 

 It's a common things.  A few small changes make a difference to how you feel. Things  improve so you stop there, feeling all proud of yourself for the steps taken and the good results obtained.  The truth is you can't stop, you must live with diabetes every day.  Think of the little 

By writing Living With Diabetes we wanted to let everyone know they are not alone. Seniors with late inset diabetes, to those in their middle years and parents with juvenile diabetics to care for, have all shared their experiences, their insight and knowledge through these pages. Living With Diabetes is a valuable tool in the battle for good life.

                                                                                                             Julie Watson

Prose to Go

Tales From A Private List

"The tone is personal and intimate in a way that effectively bonds author and reader together, so that reading this book becomes a life-enhancing experience.

This eclectic mix of memories of shared love, laughter, and hope should appeal to a wide readership, and deserves to find a place in every public library collection.

Most of the tales can be seen as 'memoirs in miniature,' possessing an immediacy and a realism that is appealing in its authenticity."

Lois C. Henderson, in the New York Journal of Books: www.nyjournalofbooks.com

Living With Diabetes a Family Affair by Julie V WatsonLIVING WITH DIABETES:   A FAMILY AFFAIR  Practical and Emotional Support Strategies

 

  by Julie V. Watson

 "Always remember that knowledge is power that takes on even more strength when combined with action." - Julie Watson

 Designed to help readers and understand and manage the day-to-day challenges of living with diabetes this is not a book of medical advice, but rather a resource of sharing between diabetics and those who care about them.  A diagnosis of diabetes marks a dramatic change, not only in the life of the diabetic, but also in the lives of his or her family, friends and co-workers.  Diabetes affect work, leisure, and relationships with family and friends. But through a commitment to careful diabetes management, people with diabetes can expect to live active and enjoyable loves.  Includes a first-hand account of switching to an insulin pump and resources for diabetic and their families.

 Living With Diabetes: A Family Affair

by Julie V. Watson

ISBN -10: 1-55002-551-1,  Hounslow Press/Dundurn Group,

208 pages, 6 x 9 inches, perfect binding. $24.99

 SPECIAL OFFER 60% DISCOUNT

 $15.00 (shipping included)

To order you need to send your cheque or money order in the amount of $15.00 ($10.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling) to:      Seacroft, P.O. Box 1204, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,   Canada, C1A 7M8

or click "Add to Cart"  button below to purchase using PayPal

Please include full mailing address for shipping book plus special autographing requests.

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Prose to Go: Tales from a Private List

anthology of short stories

B & W 6x9,

Perfect Binding, Paperback, 168 pages, $17.95 

ISBN 978-0-9866522-1-9

 

Peek into the private lives of 18 professional writers from the North West Territories to Prince Edward Island in this anthology described by the New York Journal of Books as an "eclectic mix of memories of shared love, laughter, and hope (that) should appeal to a wide readership". Drive through the North West Territories with Helena Katz as she drives a herd of alpacas to their new home in her backyard. Join Trudy Kelly Forsythe at the Rolling Stones Big Bang Tour and Barbara Florio Graham in her encounter with actor Peter Falk (aka Columbo). Watch award winning cookbook author Julie Watson wrestle with a lobster on TV. Cry with Barbara Bunce Desmeules Massobrio as she describes My Life Now and with Hilda Young as she comes to terms with her son's suicide while Irene Davis deals with a vanished voice and Fred Desjardins with growing older.The New York Journal of Books stated this volume "deserves to find a place in every public library collection.........The tone is personal and intimate in a way that effectively bonds author and reader together, so that reading this book becomes a life-enhancing experience."

To order you need to send your cheque or money order in the amount of $22.95 ($17.95 + $5.00 shipping and handling) to:      Seacroft, P.O. Box 1204, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,   Canada, C1A 7M8

or click "Add to Cart"  button below to purchase using PayPal

   
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