A healthy twelve-year-old is suddenly unable to concentrate. Her energy sapped and her
body covered with itch, she finally receives the dreaded diagnosis--juvenile diabetes.
Shortly after receiving this news, her mother and sister succumb to the disease. Fear
grips her heart as she wonders if she will be next.
In this biographical account of her struggle with juvenile diabetes, Maxine James
takes readers on a journey of despair and hope, weakness and strength. From the terror of
the daily needle to the stigma faced at school, Maxine provides an honest picture of life
with diabetes during her Jamaican childhood. She learned to live--and live well--despite
her illness, and prays that her experiences will encourage others who also fight this
A great book for anyone who has been touched by a diagnosis of diabetes.