A First-Hand Account of Negotiating Life with Diabetes
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If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes? is a first-hand account of negotiating life with a chronic illness. Lauded as a must-have book for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals, it shares a teen’s perspective on living with the disease.
Especially for Young People
This book is written in an authentic, yet easy-to-read manner. It would appeal to both teens, young adults, parents, teachers, and healthcare providers.
Quinn Nystrom was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after living with a younger brother who also has the disease. If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes? is her personal account of growing up with a chronic illness. She shares what it is like to navigate all the typical issues of growing up — school, friends, dating, dorm life, etc. Quinn’s conversational style reassures those who share her disease that life goes on.
There are many difficult aspects of being diagnosed with diabetes. One of the most difficult parts, besides living with its daily maintenance, is feeling like you are alone in your struggles. Quinn’s story is so important to share, because there aren’t many available resources like it. Having medical resources is important, but having a first-hand account of the other parts of living with this disease is equally important.
A Vital Resource
Quinn’s book is a must-have for young people who are dealing with a new diagnosis, as well as their friends and family. Her frank and honest account doesn’t ‘sugar coat’ the rough parts of living with diabetes. But it is also encouraging and empowering to know that having a chronic illness doesn’t have to limit life. Quinn’s accomplishments are a testimony to the ability to not only live with diabetes, but to thrive.
For the past two decades, Quinn Nystrom has been sharing her story. Her message is simple: find a cure and provide support and care for the 30 million Americans living with diabetes, nearly ten percent of the population.
Quinn has been speaking on a national stage and is an energetic speaker who has inspired, informed and entertained over 300,000 people across North America.
In 2017, she was appointed by Minnesota Governor to the State Council on Disabilities. She serves on the Board for the American Diabetes Association. Quinn’s research at Syracuse University focused on how communication messages affect a type 1’s self-efficacy. After receiving her Master’s Degree, her goal for 2018/2019 became how she could use her personal experience, talents, and knowledge to help medical professionals and health-related organizations understand the struggles of a person living with diabetes.
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