This incredibly compassionate book is written for people who have loved-ones with diabetes. In it, Naomi (The Diabetic Diva) shares her thoughts and experiences as a person who has had type 1 diabetes since her youth, and very kindly discusses the forms of support that have and have not been helpful to her.
Filled with her own stories and experiences, I think this book is especially great for anyone who feels lost, scared or overwhelmed in their efforts to support someone they love who has diabetes. What do you say at dessert time? What do you not say? Why, when you try to be helpful and sympathetic, does your loved-one get upset with you? Will questions about food or blood sugars be perceived as caring or nagging?
I know that when I was a kid growing up with diabetes my parents did not know of any book like this, and they probably would have really loved to read it! Naomi places no blame, expresses no impatience, and makes no assumptions about what a person "should know" or "should figure out" about their loved-one's experience with diabetes. She acknowledges that being part of a support team can be really tough, and that our supporters need help too.