"Purr-fect Pals" Press Release

Martin Oleksy

Ebola may get the headlines, but Diabetes gets numbers every day.                                                                    

In the U.S., a new case of Diabetes is diagnosed Every 30 seconds!

  • More than 15,000 children in U.S. diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Every year
  • More than 3,000,000 Americans live with the Everyday challenge of Type 1 Diabetes
  • More than $245 Billion Every year cost for U.S. diabetes healthcare

Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat & Diabetes

  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month for humans and pets.
  • Friday, November 14th is World Diabetes Day.

Sheila Glazov marks November by releasing Purr-fect Pals; a unique 92-page picture, activity, and resource book that helps children, parents, and caregivers.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of Purr-fect Pal  is donated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

Chicago, IL Two mothers who live with the never-ending challenges of diabetes have partnered up to help the millions of Americans afflicted with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. The result is Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat & Diabetes.

Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat & Diabetes is a picture, activity, and resource book written and designed to offer comfort, education, and encouragement to children AND their families who live with the “highs” and “lows” of Type 1 (T1D) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D).

Relating to the Characters: Through the characters’ perspective, readers learn detailed information about T1D and T2D through medication, education, diet, and exercise Purr-fect Pals assist children’s understanding about diabetes.

Interactive Sections: An interactive Readers’ and Listeners’ Guide accompanies the story and offers readers time to share and voice their feelings and perceptions about diabetes. The Q&A format allows both children and adults to dialog and process the storyline for clarity and application in their lives.

The Kids’ Encouraging Messages written by children and adults from 8 to 88-years old who live with diabetes and the Comfort Companion Stories an anecdotal anthology for parents and caregivers are designed to provide knowledge, reassurance, humor and encouragement.

Word Games: Fun, reflection, and reinforcement for children of all ages.

All time and talents donated: The author, Sheila N. Glazov, and illustrator, Rosario Carrillo have donated all writing time and illustrations to “Purr-fect Pals.” As parents of children with diabetes, they are passionate about helping others. The publicist, Martin Oleksy, of Flying Minds and the editor, Jennifer Cahill, have also donated all efforts.

About the Author:

Sheila N. Glazov is an internationally known personality expert, award-winning author, engaging professional speaker, and passionate educator. www.SheilaGlazov.com and www.Purr-fectPals.com.

Today’s Chicago Woman selected Sheila as one of “100 Women Making A Difference”.

Sheila has appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, LIFETIME, and WGN TV and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Daily Herald and PRAVDA newspapers, iG Happy Women, Selling Power, HR, Women’s World, Chicago Parent, Seventeen and Enterprising Women magazines.

Sheila’s previous publishing and media experience comes from her best-selling book, What Color Is Your Brain?® A Fun and Fascinating Approach to Understanding Yourself and Others.

10% of royalties from the sale of Sheila's books is allocated to the Raue Center for the Arts Educational Programs. Sheila earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education from the Ohio State University. Sheila lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband, Jordan.

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