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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Lilly/Disney Books & Backpack Giveaway Winners Announcement

Scott Benner

I'm knocking down two birds with one microphone this morning. 

It was time for another microphone test for my upcoming podcast and also time to announce the winners of the Lilly Diabetes and Disney books giveaway. I took the opportunity and choose the winners during the mic test. All you have to do is click play on the audio player below to find out if you won - good luck!

Winners will be receiving an email from me very soon. I want to say congratulations to those who were picked at random and thank those who participated and weren't chosen. Thank you!

Now THIS is a Giveaway!

Scott Benner

Lilly Diabetes reached out to see if I'd be interested in giving away twelve L.L. Bean backpacks full of their diabetes themed books to my readers – I was all like, "ah, yea!".

There are a number of ways to enter using the widget below. Some options are "worth" more entries than others and some are even eligible to be completed daily (like tweets). The more entries you have when the winners are chosen, the better your odds of winning. Here's a look at what you are trying to win...

Disney Books: Tween novels - Superstar Dreams - ESPN: Covering the Bases - ESPN: Power Forward - ESPN: Up for the Challenge - ESPN: Running Interference - Hannah Montana: Uptight (Oliver’s All Right)

Coco Books: Coco’s First Sleepover - Coco Goes Back to School - Coco & Goofy’s Goofy day 

Disney Cookbook Disney Holiday magazine - Disney/Lilly Postcard

PLUS the L.L. Bean backpack

Get much more information about the books here...

Get much more information about the books here...

Small print: I am sorry to all of my Canadian readers but for this one it's US residents only, 18 years or older. One prize per person. Twelve winners will be chosen by random (Rafflecopter app). In the past I have attended blogger events hosted by Lilly, my travel, lodging and meals were covered by the company. I have also been a spokesperson for Lilly in the past, when I gave interviews about my tips for sleepovers for children with diabetes. No purchase is necessary to enter. No personal information is being collected by Lilly or Arden's Day. Prizes have no cash value.

More info on my blogging morals are available at my disclaimer/disclosure.

Good luck!

Book Review and Giveaway: Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

Scott Benner

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout: How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes - A new book from Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira's latest book is geared mostly toward adults living with diabetes, but I found it to be a wonderful resource just the same. As the parent of a child living with type I diabetes, I often find myself wondering what it feels like to live with the disease. I do my best to imagine what Arden is thinking, feeling and experiencing, but I know that I'll never be able to fully comprehend. I'm happy to tell you that after reading 'Dealing with Diabetes Burnout' I'm closer to understanding than ever before.

The book is very well written and presented, Ginger's voice, humor and wisdom is apparent throughout. There's a wonderful section that offers advice to D-parents that I found helpful and tons of contributors from all over the diabetes community. 

We can work, hope and pray that our children don't go through bouts of burnout, but lets face it, they probably will. Ginger's book helps to prepare you for those moments and gives sound advice on how to combat and live well through them.

You can enter below to win a copy from Arden's Day or if you can't wait... pick one up today in stores or online.

Winner of the book will be chosen at random. Book will be shipped directly from Ginger's publisher, DemosHEALTH. There are many ways to enter, just login to the Raffelcopter app for details (It's super easy). -- Buying through my link will help to support Arden's Day.

Only One Thing Better Than a Great Book...

Scott Benner

There's only One Thing Better Than a Great Book... A great book that's on sale!

Spry Publishing (My publisher) is offering their catalog of diabetes books, from DOC members that you know and love, at 50% off this week in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. I know what you're thinking, "50%... that's almost half!".

Books by Moira McCarthy from Despite Diabetes - Leighann Calentine from D-Mom Blog - Gary Scheiner, yes, that Gary Scheiner - Susan Weiner, whose diabetes organizer just landed on shelves and me.


So from now until November 15, these books are available at a tidy discount when you buy them directly from Spry's website, and use coupon code: Diabetes50

Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents - Moira McCarthy

Kids First, Diabetes Second - Leighann Calentine

Until There Is A Cure - Gary Scheiner

The Complete Diabetes Organizer - Susan Weiner

Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Dad - Scott Benner