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StoryMakers with Vanessa Messenger: Teddy Talks— A Paws-itive Story about Type 1 Diabetes


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About This Lesson

On StoryMakers, we’re bringing you a story with a paws-itive message about Type-1 Diabetes. Join Vanessa Messenger (and a special furry guest!) as she chats about her book TEDDY TALKS, an educational and inspiring story about a little girl who has type-1 diabetes and her faithful pup, Teddy.

TEDDY TALKS is based on Vanessa’s own experience managing this disease. Did you know there are 1.6 million people with Type-1 Diabetes in the United States? Learn about managing Type-1 diabetes, staying healthy, and making great choices when it comes to food and exercise!

About the Book

When she was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, it all seemed overwhelming. But now, the pair never lets anything stand in the way of everyday adventures.and they can teach you how too! Sit, stay and come along as Teddy Talks about the healthy daily habits he and his human Emily make together. In this fetching tale, Teddy shares how it is easy to find the bright side when you're looking for it. After all, a little paws-itivity can go a long way!Written by a Type 1 Diabetic mother of two who knows firsthand how challenging it can be to explain the condition to kids, this engaging story features a glossary of common terms and showcases how Emily uses her Continuous Glucose Monitor to track her sugar levels throughout the day.


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