As I mentioned, some of this content has been available for years. However, I’ve completely re-written it all and added around 25,000 words of new information to help guide people in understanding and switching to automated insulin delivery. I want this content to be easily accessible to people. So I’ve chosen the following formats for the content:
The content is available on this site (free) or as PDF download (free), as well as on Amazon where you can order a physical copy, and as an e-book for Kindle.
A traditional, physical “book” format - a physical, printed book that’s available through self-publishing. It’s priced so that every 2 copies purchased will fund an author-priced copy that I will donate to hospitals, libraries, etc. You can find it here on Amazon.
A website (this site!)- so you can review portions of the content anytime, and see any changes over time. There will also be additional links and videos with more content. The website and its content are open source, so if you see any typos or have suggestions, you can make those suggestions or edits directly!
The PDF and web versions of this book are free, but if you have found value in any of the content (or similar content that I’ve written at DIYPS.org over the past five years), please consider donating. Any funds received will be used to buy more author-priced copies to be donated, or be donated to my charity of choice, Life for a Child. Or, feel free to make a donation to Life for a Child directly! Thank you.
The open-source web version will drive subsequent edits and updates to the other three formats (PDF, e-book, and physical copies), and I’ll keep a version history page on the website so if you purchase the book, you can look and see what’s changed over time in each of the versions or formats.
This book won’t have everything, though. It’s the beginning of the tip of the iceberg of all the knowledge and wisdom that is out there in the diabetes community. So if you find yourself reading this and saying “I know all of this, but it’s missing XXX” or “I wish the book talked more about YYY” - great! Please, do go to your blog and write more of what you think is missing, make edits and additions to community documentation, or make edit requests and suggestions for additions to this book. The more people we have sharing their knowledge, the more people will be able to learn! I’m also happy to share what I’ve learned about the self-publishing process for e-books and physical books. If this has inspired you to write your own book, and you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.