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Library JournalRyan was a fit and healthy 29-year-old when a routine urinalysis at her gynecologist’s office revealed sugar in her urine. After a repeat yeast infection within two weeks of treatment, she made another appointment with her doctor. This time they took a blood sample and gave Ryan the news that would change her life forever: she had Type-1 diabetes. In her first published book, covering the path from receiving her diagnosis to learning to read glucose meters and self-administering insulin shots, Ryan details a deeply personal journey rather than an objective self-care manual for diabetes. While there are no references or fact-lists, there is well-developed narrative of one woman’s experience with a life-altering diagnosis.
Verdict The author’s transparency into her own story of diabetes is courageous and informative. This memoir is a moving read that will appeal to young women and diabetes sufferers alike.—Carolann Curry, Mercer Univ. Lib., Macon, GA
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