4 November 2014
“10 facts about diabetes.” World Health Organization. World Health Organization,
2006. Web. 24 October 2014.
This is my content research that I found. This site has a lot of interesting facts about diabetes, some that I have never even heard of. One of the facts that shocked me the most is “Total deaths from diabetes are projected to rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years.” I didn’t know that Type 2 diabetes is more common than Type 1. “Type 2 accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide.” If you are diabetic and you don’t have access to health services, then you can have complications such as blindness, amputation, and kidney failure. Although this source is short, it is very useful because it has commonly unknown facts within it. This will help me throw in some random facts about diabetes throughout my book.
“Children’s books are child’s play with Blurb.” Blurb. Blurb, 2014. Web. 24 October
This article is my genre research that I found. The site talks mostly about the “nuts and bolts” to making a great children’s book. It tells you that you first need to give your each of your characters 2 personal traits so that your little reader will understand them better. It then talks about making a plot and making a rough outline of what you want your story to be about. This article says that you need to make sure to build anticipation, page by page. Keep the kids excited to turn the page so they do not get bored while reading. Lastly it talks about making the perfect ending and to always end on a high note. This source would not be my first choice as being the most reliable, but it has some useful information. This source also helped me figure out how to make my children’s book.
“Explaining Diabetes to Kids.” Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Diabetes
Research Institute Foundation, 2014. Web. 24 October 2014.
The “Explaining Diabetes to Kids” article focuses mainly on what diabetes really is. The article states “diabetes means too much sugar (glucose) in the blood.” Most children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and that is where the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin for your body to regulate properly. In the middle of the article it talks about Type 2 diabetes and how it usually only occurs in adults. With Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still makes…