Mike Lawson is easy to talk to. He's been on the podcast before, in one of his many roles with Diabetes Hands Foundation. Today, Mike still has a number of roles... in addition to a full time job, he's a board member at T1 International.
And he's written a book!
Open Up Your Bag is a delightful children's book that helps familiarize young ones to the everyday tasks that come with living with diabetes. As Mike mentions, it also helps facilitate discussion about life with diabetes between kids and their parents.
If you're a fan of Mike's artwork at DHF and elsewhere, you'll notice it in the new book because he's the illustrator too!
In our conversation, we talk about the book, about Mike's creativity, and his lifelong love of children's literature. It's a terrific chat, and a terrific book.
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Mike Lawson's new book, Open Up Your Bag, is available via Amazon:
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You can find coloring and activity sheets for Open Up Your Bag by going to Diabetes Doodles: