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Made possible by: Kerri Sparling (www.sixuntilme.com)
Why you want this: I've read an advance copy of this book (spoiler: I'm quoted in it) and everything I had hoped Kerri would cover about living with diabetes, she just totally nailed - like she always does. You'll find anecdotes both from her and from many other people in our community about how they balance diabetes with everything else: relationships (siblings, friends, partners), exercise, devices, daily life, college, you name it.
I can't wait for this book to be released - you've created a wonderful thing here, Kerri!
Here's the more official blurb:
“When a person receives a diagnosis of diabetes, he or she starts a process of adjusting and making sense of the new normal living with a chronic disease. A large part of that adjustment is figuring out how to balance diabetes with all the intricacies of a life outside of diabetes care. In Balancing Diabetes, diabetes online community blogger Kerri Sparling compiles strategies used by people with diabetes and their caregivers to bring that elusive balance into their lives. Whether adult or child, type 1 or type 2, spouse or caregiver, male or female, people in the diabetes world will find themselves in this book and be inspired by the commonality of that continuing search for balance.”
To enter today's contest: Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter today's contest. You can enter today's contest by leaving a comment on this blog post (required) telling me what beverage you plan to drink out of that mug. (Creativity encouraged.)
The winner will receive their mug and an advanced reader copy of the book, which is slated for public release in March 2014.
Rules: This contest ends tonight at midnight CST, and is open to U.S. residents only. #GiveAllTheThings contests are intended for people with diabetes (or their caregivers) only. Since the Rafflecopter widget requires you to share an email address, I'll be emailing the winner (as well as announcing them through an update on this post) on Wednesday - you'll need to respond to me by Friday evening (let's say 7:00 pm CST) with your shipping address in order to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you, I'll pick a new winner.
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