LONGWOOD, FL–Journey into the heart, mind, and strategies of diabetic teen Naomi Kingery in Sugar Free Me…An Inspirational Book for Diabetic Teens and Their Loved Ones ($13.99, paperback, 978-1-60477-849-6). Born in Bangalore, India, as a missionary kid, Kingery was diagnosed with diabetes at 12. At the tender age of 15, the author began to write the book she wished she could read in her hospital bed, a book about the emotions of a type-one teen. Now a self-published author, her must-read book shares stories and tips about her journey as a diabetic and has quotes from other teens just like her.
Says Kingery, “My book is important for the diabetic community. It talks about faith, health, experiences, and growth as a teenager with a fragile body. I’m eager to get it into the hands of the people who need it: diabetic teens and their loved ones. I was diagnosed almost seven years ago and tracked my experiences as time went on. I learned more with each page that I added to this book and was open and vulnerable [about] how it feels to live a sugar-free life.”
At 18, Kingery is embarking on one of the greatest adventures of her life with the publication of her new book. She hopes it will fill a much-needed niche in the literary world and serve as a stepping-stone to enrich the diabetic community. “As we learn and grow with one another, we can fight against the bitterness of this disease with hope and joy,” she says.
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