This is, like, straight out of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, what? (a Book Club fav of mine). If you like superheroes, or just real-life diabetes heroes, read this:
One of the most vivid memories I have was as
any child growing up in the 60’s was watching Batman, Superman and Tarzan on TV.
Of course the next day I would go outside and have my own adventures as being
that Super Hero. One day I was being Tarzan and it hit me if I was out in the
middle of a jungle without insulin I would die. This affected my self-esteem in
many ways and still does to this day. I was not like other kids who could do
things that I was not able to. For years I wanted to help other children with
diabetes not have to go through this.
A couple of years ago I came up with an
idea of a child Super Hero with diabetes called Diabetic Dude. I have written
and illustrated a book about Diabetic Dude with his sidekick FRED who is a
glucose monitor Fast Reliable Educating Data, and his foes the Glucose Gang. I
have the book on CD with the format to be printed from home computers a 24-page
full color 8.5 by 11 inch book. The book is also printable in color book form.
With a windows PowerPoint slide show. Please check out my website and let me
know what you think: www.superdiabeticdude.com.
You can respond from the site. Thank you,
Well, I checked out his site and discovered that this very same text is posted in the “About Myself” section. But I still thought this was one holy @#$! amazing story, worthy of showcasing here. Personally, the closest I ever got to diabetic superhero-hood was the spinach-and-kryptonite effect of High and Low Glucose, as in “When I’m up, I’m UP — and when I’m down, Gimme SUGAR!”