Diabetes and Me

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Excerpted from DIABETES AND ME: An Essential Guide for Kids and Parents, text by Kim Chaloner, Illustrated by Nick Bertozzi, published in 2013 by Hill and Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Text copyright © 2013 by Kim Chaloner. Art copyright © 2013 by Nick Bertozzi. All rights reserved.

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by Carey Potash
Yesterday was pretty horrible. Today is better. So far … Yesterday morning’s Dexcom graph was Mount Kilimanjaro. Today we have a dorsal fin, jutting out of the water at about 200 before descending into a connect-the-dots shark. He appears to be 63 at lunchtime versus three-hundred-something yesterday. Not perfect, but it never is. Charlie’s teacher and the nurse mentioned that he didn’t look like himself yesterday. He had taken too many body blows from diabetes...