I'm a new parent with Type 1. I was recently thinking about how I would explain my disease to my kids in the future. I was looking around and didn't see any books about explaining diabetes to kids that looked very appealing. I'm a graphic designer, so I thought it might be fun to make my own short illustrated book. I'd like some feedback if you all want to take a look at the spreads:
- There's one blank page and I'm still thinking of what visual I'd put there. Ideas?
- Is the story simple enough for kids to understand? How detailed do the rest of you get when explaining this to your kids? My twin girls are only 6 months old, so I have plenty of time, but I was thinking I'd introduce the book to them in a few years when they're old enough. Not sure of an exact target age.
- I have one page that shows an injection in the abdomen. My wife thinks that's a little creepy for a kids' book and I could have something else there. Maybe, but my thought is at some point the kids will see me doing that and it's part of the whole deal with having diabetes and taking injections, so why not show it? Thoughts?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.