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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (21 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475268335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475268331
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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About the Author

The author’s diverse careers and his roles as a husband, father and grandfather are what has motivated his writing. He is someone who cares about the people around him, who wants to improve the society we all live in, who hopes on a daily basis to leave the planet a little better than it was the previous day and who is cognizant that the impact he has on the world is minimal. Tilting at windmills is a major part of his character as is a deep love for all those who need to be loved. In his own mind he is a complex, multi-layered, unique character in the kaleidoscoping drama of life. Most of my writing deals with social issues that I feel need addressed. My feelings are generally worn boldly on my sleeves and that is how I address social issues. Parents that travel or are deployed, domestic abuse, feelings of alienation, bullies, blindness, stepmothers, the demise of pets are all things that I have addressed or plan on addressing in my books. My target market is children. This is most likely due to my personal unwillingness to accept all aspects of maturity. What kids feel and understand is often grossly underestimated. I have hopes of providing kids with some help in dealing with social issues that many of them face. Most of all I hope to write things that kids will want to read. As our society becomes more and more technical there is one old skill that is increasing in demand, the ability to read and to comprehend what you read. The ability to read a book certainly provides you with the ability to read a technical manual or to read the text on a LCD screen whether it is on your computer or your cellular phone. Reading for enjoyment not only broadens the mind, it can decrease stress and make life more enjoyable. Success is measured in many ways. I felt successful in my working life whether it was slinging baloney, teaching or fixing computers. When I had a 7 year old approach me and tell me she loved my book I truly felt I was an author. My goal as an author isn’t selling a lot of books. My goal is to touch children’s lives and help them live life a little better. Education: B.S. Comprehensive Social Sciences M.Ed in Student Personnel Services 30 Post graduate credits in Counseling Psychology Certified Secondary School Guidance Pennsylvania Department of Education National Drug Institute Community Drug Program Development

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Jack's Diabetes is a story that offers insight into a child battling illness. William Bentrim has created Jack to educate about how a youngster really feels about ill health. Using wonderful illustrations he carefully guides the reader diligently down the lonely road of a young mind wanting to feel fit and fine, yet can't. Jack finds support and much needed advice after diagnosis. This book is another clever creation from a very talented author. There are so many children out there suffering in so many ways with parents who often feel at a loss at how to comfort them, what to say and how to say it. What better way than an illustrated story? I hope that W.B continues to invent charismatic characters with roles to address for children. 5 stars from me!
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In this wonderfully illustrated book, William G Bentrim explains, in story form, how diabetes impacts on the life of a young man and how the disease is dealt with.

The story opens with Jack, a young boy playing baseball, thinking back to the previous year when he was first diagnosed. Jack runs through the symptoms he suffered; weight loss, tiredness, perpetual thirst and countless trips to the bathroom. He also remembers the day his parents took him to see the family doctor, the taking of blood samples and the day the results came back. Jack recalls how the doctor explained diabetes in a way that was clear and simple, though not simplistic and also dispelled myths about the disease. Most importantly, the doctor explained how Jack could go on to lead a normal life, which Jack goes on to do.

We see all of this from Jack's point of view, which makes for very engaging reading. The illustrations are helpful in making it very easy to identify with the young man.

In the author's note at the beginning of the book, Mr Bentrim states that one of his goals in writing is, 'to demystify or explain to children the basis of some of the confusing situations in their lives.' I think he's done a first rate job.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful as part of a library for a diabetic child 7 Jan. 2015
By Donna C. Downum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Helpful. Not the end all book for a child with diabetes, but a good start.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gentle, encouraging book about a potentially frightening topic 17 Jan. 2014
By Daniel Berenson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
William Bentrim wants the world to be a better place. One main way he accomplishes this is to write books full of warmth that make people feel better. He doesn't dwell on negatives; he demonstrates how people can overcome challenges and live meaningful lives. I like the shock value of his latest book's cover. JACK'S DIABETES is as basic a title as you can get, but it puts forth a frightening message simply in stating a fact. (It reminds me of how many people say "passed away" rather than "died." Bentrim doesn't resort to euphemisms.) He does a good job in presenting a positive path through the minefield that such an illness could present. His book is written for kids with its clear descriptions of the symptoms and procedures involved, but even an adult would learn things here.

Well illustrated and concise, the book serves as a primer for someone first encountering diabetes (particularly a child diagnosed with it) and serves as a sincere pep talk about the prognosis for someone with the disease.

I felt the need to deduct one star because I felt the topic deserved a longer treatment, which I'm sure Mr. Bentrim could provide. Also there was a minor issue with a changing point of view, but hey, I'm a long time English teacher and a stickler for such things. But that doesn't detract from the overall positive impact of the book. Thank you, Mr. Bentrim.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack's Diabetes makes a great discussion book for families, friends, educational institutes and doctor's offices. 28 Dec. 2013
By VMLM - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
William has incorporated his knowledge of diabetes into an easy and informative read. Jack is a normal adolescent, enjoying his school life and little league baseball. However, he develops unusual symptoms―drinking large amounts of water, mood swings, excessive urination and more. His parents are concerned and so they take him to sees the doctor. Jack gets the sad news that he has developed type 1 diabetes. The doctor educates Jack on how to live a normal and productive life even with diabetes. And that is what Jack does. This book is packed with great information, such as the latest technology and medical advances to make diabetes patients able to live comfortable, normal happy lives. It is directed firstly toward children who have developed diabetes, but I think it'd be great for anyone wanting to know about the disease. Illustrated nicely with colorful pictures, Jack's Diabetes makes a great discussion book for families, friends, educational institutes and doctor's offices.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Resilient Kid 26 Nov. 2013
By J. Gregory Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Author William Bentrim’s latest book, Jack’s Diabetes takes a straightforward look from a young boy’s perspective of the challenges and some of the options involved in managing Type I diabetes.

The focus of this short book is to give children a chance to relate to Jack as a regular fifth-grade kid. Jack has to face a tough diagnosis and once he accepts the new reality comes to understand that his is a relentless but controllable condition.

Jack is tougher than he knows and once he realizes all the regular things he can do, embraces his choice of an insulin pump.

Bentrim is quick to point out that he’s not offering medical opinions or expertise but rather this book can serve as a teaching tool for children to understand what another peer might be enduring. For children who are themselves diagnosed, the book can be a snapshot of how life may be different in some ways, it can also be the same in many others.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle, sensitive and informative 28 Jan. 2014
By Drifter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In this wonderfully illustrated book, William G Bentrim explains, in story form, how diabetes impacts on the life of a young man and how the disease is dealt with.

The story opens with Jack, a young boy playing baseball. He is thinking back to the previous year when he was first diagnosed. Jack runs through the symptoms he suffered; weight loss, tiredness, perpetual thirst and countless trips to the bathroom. He also remembers the day his parents took him to see the family doctor, the taking of blood samples and the day the results came back. Jack recalls how the doctor explained diabetes in a way that was clear and simple, yet not simplistic and also dispelled myths about the disease. Most importantly, the doctor explained how Jack could lead a normal life, which Jack goes on to do.

We see all of this from Jack's point of view, which makes for very engaging reading. The illustrations are very helpful in making it easy to identify with the young man.

In the author's note at the beginning of the book, Mr Bentrim states that one of his goals in writing is, 'to demystify or explain to children the basis of some of the confusing situations in their lives.' I think he's done a first rate job.
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