The Adventures of Sugar The Travelling Bear.: The Adventures of the Insulin Gang Travelling Bear, Sugar, as he visits children with Type One Diabetes

The Adventures of Sugar The Travelling Bear.: The Adventures of the Insulin Gang Travelling Bear, Sugar, as he visits children with Type One Diabetes


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Sugar the travelling bear book is based on one of fifty teddy bears that I have sent to travel around the world visiting children with Type one diabetes. Sugar is one of my oldest bears. Type one diabetes is often hard to adapt to for many children and families, and there is a lot to learn at diagnosis. My support group, The Insulin Gang provides a place for learning, help, friendship and advice. From that was borne the Travelling Bears, of which there are fifty travelling globally sharing adventures with children, before being sent on to visit a new family. From injections and blood tests to carb counting, type one diabetes can be hard work, so being part of a community of people is important and a great tonic. In this story, the delightful Sugar the bear is taken into Hospital by his owner, a Nurse, called Anna. Anna works with children who are diagnosed with type one diabetes. Sugar has a secret, that only Anna knows, he comes alive and gives the children even more reason to smile. As well as the magic of having a bear come to life, Sugar also helps the children accept their new health condition, and to feel less alone.
He is a important little bear, who takes his role very seriously.
With bears spread out all over the world, there are far more adventures to be had, and this really is just the beginning, the intention is to have follow on stories all relating to type one diabetes and how life fits around it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781984188922
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2018
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

I am a 41 year old mother of three children. My life revolves around my children, the wonderful chaos of family life, two dogs, the management of two online support groups and trying in amongst that to complete a Degree in Psychology and Counselling. I am a Carer day and night. I have a love of networking, events organising and fundraising for charity, proudly walking across hot coals twice for Juvenile Diabetes Research and as a little family unit we have raised some ten thousand pounds for our cause. Our relationship with type one diabetes was thrust upon us some seven years ago in 2011 when my daughter Cerys was diagnosed. It is a learning curve and one that is made more bearable by a huge online Type one community.
My son is at University, my daughter Cerys, the reason behind this story, is due to start Sixth Form, and my youngest daughter is at present home schooled due to having M.E. She has provided the illustration for this book, she is an incredible artist and a great advocate for her sister.
Life is about connecting, helping others, and making wonderful memories I think.
We are hoping this story is just the beginning.
Our scheme of Travelling Bears is all about sending smiles across the miles to help children with type one adapt to their new life with the condition, to feel less alone and to promote the fact that with a little planning life is still wonderful and that they are not defined by their condition.

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