As some of you may know, I’m currently writing a book for young adults with diabetes. The book is essentially a guidebook, focusing on aspects of living with diabetes independently, such as dealing with your healthcare team and insurance company, dating and friends, pregnancy and parenting, and your own parents. You know, all the fun stuff.
Because we all go through this phase of adulthood (called “emerging adulthood” by researchers), the book is targeted at anyone between the ages of 18 and early 30s (I’m giving it some wiggle room since we all get married / have children at different times), regardless of type of diabetes. Type 1s, type 2s, LADAs. Whatever your diagnosis code, this book is for you.
That being said, I’m only one person. I have the life experience of just me. And as useful as I think that is, I know I’m not the end all be all of things that can happen.
Shocking, I know.
I’m very interested in involving as many people as possible in this book. While I might not be able to directly feature or quote everyone, your participation will influence what I write. Your experiences may end up informing what kind of interview questions I ask the medical experts.
If you would like to participate in some email interviews, please let me know by emailing me at email@example.com. Do not just leave a comment. I need an actual email otherwise I will quickly lose track of who I’ve contacted. Like I said, I’m looking for people with type 1, type 2 or LADA who have / had diabetes in their twenties. In fact, especially type 2 twentysomethings, as I believe they will be the hardest demographic to talk to. If you know someone in their twenties with type 2 diabetes, please let them know about this book! If you were diagnosed after age 30 or if you’re under age 20, sorry, but not right now.
Maybe for the next book.