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"Rosie Becomes a Warrior" is a children's story designed to empower children with type 1 diabetes to live their happiest lives. "Rosie Becomes a Warrior" follows the story of Rosie, a second-grader who loves to draw and eat ice cream, as she navigates her type 1 diabetes diagnosis with her parents. Rosie doesn't understand why her parents are worried about her until she goes to the doctor with her mom one night where the doctor performs a blood glucose test on her, and her blood sugar reading is 500. "If 100 is good on a test, 500 has to be really good, right?!" Rosie thinks. But then her mommy starts to cry.


Rosie's never seen her mommy cry before. Now she knows something is wrong. From the doctor's office, readers join Rosie on her journey to the hospital as she navigates the fears, highs and lows, and unknowns of type 1 diabetes with a courageous, proactive, and positive spirit that I hope readers are empowered and strengthened by. Meet Rosie, Penny the Zebra, Dr. H, Emily, and DeeDee's Ice Cream Shop in "Rosie Becomes a Warrior." Be inspired to find your inner warrior with Rosie. Remind yourself and your family that you are capable of everything you set your mind to. Rediscover a positive perspective on the type 1 diabetes experience.

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"Rosie the Type 1 Diabetes Warrior Goes to Diabetes Summer Camp" is the second story in the "Rosie Becomes a Warrior" children's book series. The events in this story happen after the first book. This children's book series is designed to empower children with type 1 diabetes to live their happiest lives.

In the second book in this series, you will learn about:

  • How Rosie and her family are coping with her recent type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

  • The fears Rosie and her family have about her attending diabetes summer camp away from home.

  • The benefits and takeaways of going to diabetes summer camp as a child with type 1 diabetes.


Join Rosie and her new friends, Maya and Timmy, at Camp Wagagaga this summer where they learn how to become more independent and confident diabetes managers, get practice with carb-counting, and most importantly—remember to be kids!

This book is a wonderful resource for parents, children with type 1 diabetes, teachers and classrooms everywhere and anyone who wants to learn more about each other's unique experiences. It is my belief that when we learn about conditions we have no connection to, it helps to create a more empathetic, understanding and compassionate world.

This book includes a lighthearted, fun song you can learn with or teach your kids, bright and colorful drawings, an activity section in the back of the book with prompts that your child can answer to share how they feel about diabetes and what they learned from the book, and key diabetes terminology definitions for parents.