Winning. Triumphing. Overcoming. If you or a loved one has type 1 diabetes these may not be words you often hear associated with the challenge of managing this chronic disease. Type 1 diabetes can be endlessly frustrating surprise us at every turn and cause us to worry on a regular basis. Like anything in life if we let ourselves we can focus on the fear. This book is about those who faced that fear then moved forward. Type 1 diabetes prepared them for life's toughest challenges and provided the ingredients for them to reach the highest levels of fortitude and success. The stories in this book empower us all to ultimately dominate diabetes.
Andrew Deutscher is a passionate advocate for type 1 diabetes serving on multiple committees for JDRF Georgia. Andrew is a parent of a type 1 boy Gavin diagnosed at 22 months. Andrew is Vice President for The Energy Project and has keynoted and led workshops for well-known corporate brands including Coca-Cola Marriott Twitter Genentech Campbell's and many others. His experience speaking on the topic of sustainable high performance in major corporations worldwide has allowed him to frame diabetes care in an empowering way and has earned him the respect as a trusted resource among peers and other type 1 individuals and families. The stories and information in this book will empower you to keep A1C levels in your loved one moderate and their self-esteem high. Andrew lives in Atlanta Georgia with his wife Tara and their two boys Jake (8) and Gavin (6).
This is a sensitive engaging and intelligent book...zooming in on "attitude" the missing link to living well...and particularly living well with diabetes. It reinforces that family members those with "Type Too" diabetes are a powerful influence also needing support and skills to be competent advocates and satisfied members of the family.-Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport Psychologist Diabetes Research Institute
With this selection of inspiring thoughtful and sometimes gut-wrenching stories of amazing men and women from the world of type 1 diabetes author Andrew Deutscher offers a refreshing take on type 1 diabetes as a force that shapes lives for the better. Deutscher expertly weaves his own family's journey and new life perspective into the tales of these remarkable people with diabetes. The result is a compelling read that sheds preconceived notions of what people with diabetes can't do and offers children and adults with type 1 a new identity or "typecast " of thriver versus survivor.-Paula Ford-Martin Author Television Producer Patient Advocate
Embrace this book! typecast is a collection of powerful stories of people showing us how to embrace diabetes maintain hope and optimism and excel in life. It is about a community sharing stories and helping others. It is a book about resilience and the people who exemplify that every day. For all these reasons you need to read this book. Then share your story because it is a story worth sharing.-Korey K. Hood PhD Associate Professor and Licensed Psychologist University of California San Francisco
If you are a parent whose child faces any challenge be it a chronic disease a mental health issue or anything that takes your child out of the "normal" column and places him or her in the "needs extra attention" column you will easily relate to the messages in "typecast." Inside these pages are universal truths to inspire and strengthen us all.-Jacqueline Walters parent
Andrew Deutscher introduces us to individuals and families including his own who have learned diabetes is not an all or nothing condition. We can't pretend it isn't there but it isn't all diabetes all the time. These stories remind us that success isn't just what you accomplish but what you overcome. Each of us is defined by character personality and heart not a medical condition. -Gary Kleiman Senior Director Diabetes Research Institute