Monday, December 23, 2013

#GiveAllTheThings: Victoria's Picks.

UPDATE: Congratulations, Nikki! You're the winner!

"Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide" has definitely been my favorite book so far.

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What you can win: A bundle of prizes that includes a copy of the book Diabetes: An Emotional Journey by Renea Jo Zosel, a $15 Starbucks gift card, and a unique coffee mug and Nashville gift package (approx. $20 value; hand-made items by local Nashville, TN artists) hand-picked by today's sponsor! (Total value is around $60.)

(Mug and other contents will vary)


Made possible by: Victoria Cumbow (www.victoriacumbow.com)

Why you want this: For the second time, Victoria (a fellow PWD) has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway during my month-long shindig - thank you, lady!

"Diabetes: An Emotional Journey is a book of poetry and prose written by the mother of a type 1 diabetic. The book's personal and reflective words will warm the heart of anyone with a connection to type 1 diabetes. Written from a place of love and honesty, Renea truly captures the emotions behind living life alongside diabetes.

About the author: Renea and her husband live in Washington state with their four children and an exchange student from Poland. Two of the couple's children have type 1 diabetes. Elizabeth was diagnosed at the age of two, and Jonathan at the age of six. The exchange student living with the Zosels for the school year is also a type 1 diabetic. Renea and Elizabeth have participated in multiple JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes cycling events. She's a tremendous advocate for type 1 diabetes research and awareness, along with championing community and personal relationships with others affected by type 1 diabetes."

To enter today's contest: Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter today's contest. You can earn your entry into today's contest by leaving a blog post comment (required) telling me about your favorite diabetes-related book - make a recommendation for someone else!

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 Tuesday - 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.

Good luck!

***Please note that there will be no new contests announced on 12/24 or 12/25 - but #GiveAllTheThings will be back on Thursday, 12/26!***


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17 comments:

  1. I enjoyed "Breakthough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle" It was interesting to hear about how insulin was discovery and what it was like for a diabetic before insulin.

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  2. Pumping Insulin is a "must read" for anybody considering going on a pump. It was so full of useful info!

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  3. As a PWD (28 yrs and counting...) I should probably have a favorite book about diabetes, but I unfortunately don't and clearly need to check back at some of the recommendations here!

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  4. The only books I've read on Diabetes have been medically related. One I liked was "The John Hopkins Guide To Diabetes-For Today and Tommorow". I never really thought of reading non-medical related books on T1, but now I will keep a lookout next time I go to the bookstore!

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  5. The Book of Better was by far one of the best Diabetes books I've ever read/seen.

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  6. My favorite is certainly "Think Like a Pancreas" by Gary Scheiner. I read the first 2/3 of the book pretty soon after diagnosis and it really helped me fine tune things and really understand what was going on inside my body! It also had an interesting history of the disease and how it used to be diagnoses. Eww. haha. When I got my pump I read the last part of the book and that was awesome, too!

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  7. "Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide" has definitely been my favorite book so far.

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  8. Diabetes-related book? That would have to be "Even Little Kids Get Diabetes." I was given this book after my diagnosis in 1990 and it helped shape my understanding at 4 years old about the can and cannots. Things were so different back then.. because now, all I see is "CANS" without "CANNOTS."

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  9. I actually have not read any diabetes related books yet, but this would be a great place to start! I look forward to hearing everyone's recommendations!

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  10. I love Nicole Johnson's "Living with Diabetes" autobiography. It is quite inspirational,she didn't let anyone tell her that she couldn't accomplish her dreams.

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  12. I loved The Book of Better. It's fun to look at and it doesn't make diabetes seem as overwhelming as it is known to be (at least for me!).

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  13. Hands down, Cheryl Alkon's Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes.

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  14. I love Pumping Insulin- every time I read it I pick up new tidbits that I didn't see before, and it always helps me to understand some of the wacky ways that diabetes and eating can affect my insulin breakdown while pumping.

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  15. Mine would also have to be "Breakthrough". What a wonderfully written book about the history of diabetes. Made me feel like I was reading a really well written novel.

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  16. I love Leighann Calentine's book, "Kids First, Diabetes Second." Thanks so much for the chance!

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  17. I would be absolutely thrilled to win a copy of Diabetes: An Emotional Journey! I am the mother of a child with type 1 diabetes. My ten-year-old daughter, Jade, was diagnosed four months ago, and the only books I have read so far are the Pink Panther handbook that was issued at the hospital titled A First Book for Understanding Diabetes, and then about a month later, when some of the basic information had settled in, I read the full edition of Understanding Diabetes. Both of these I would recommend without reservation.

    I would love to own Renae Jo Zosel's book because, while the Pink Panther books have equipped me with essential knowledge about diabetes, I could use a soul satisfying read by an author who understands the fluctuation of emotion that accompanies being a parent of a child with diabetes. Thanks so much for your consideration!

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