Son’s illness inspires mum’s book

Roxana Reynolds' book about juvenile diabetes.
Roxana Reynolds' book about juvenile diabetes.

Author Roxana Reynolds had lived with Type 1 diabetes for several years, but she never imagined her two-year-old son would suffer from it as well.

Roxana began researching the disease, determined to provide her son with the best care possible.

Her new book, “Help My Child Has Type 1 Diabetes: Advice, Information, and Real Stories for Parents and Carers” is a detailed guide compiling all of Roxana’s research and experiences on Type 1 diabetes to help parents care for a diabetic child.

The book aims to answer the most pressing questions and concerns that parents have about Type 1 (also referred to as juvenile) diabetes. Roxana delves into monitoring medical care and diet while offering support to other parents who may be feeling overwhelmed or isolated.

In January 2013, Diabetes UK reported that the UK had the fifth highest number of children with Type 1 diabetes, showing that 24.5 per 100,000 children aged up to 14 were diagnosed with the disease each year. This is twice the number of France and Italy. Roxana said: “This is an informative book not written in medical jargon. Supporting the book are real-life diagnosis stories and extracts from my point of view.”

A holistic therapist and hairdresser, Roxana has always loved writing, but never expected to be writing about diabetes. She is currently working on her next book, a novel.

Help My Child has Type 1 Diabetes is available at Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.