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Review: Sugar Free Journey

sugarfreejourney-002So, a while back I finished reading Sugar Free Journey by Naomi Kingery and, after much delay, I’m finally able sit down at the computer and share a few thoughts about it.

Sugar Free Journey is the final installment of The Sugar Free Series, which is a collection of four books focused on the emotional aspects of living with diabetes.

In this book, Naomi reflects on her first decade of living with Type 1 Diabetes and shares her experiences in a fun way that most people can understand.

Everyone travels.  Short trips, long trips, and somewhere in between.   And with those travels come luggage of all shapes and sizes.  Naomi likens those common experiences to the experiences that come with life with type 1 diabetes, and helps us, the readers, envision what her journey has been like and how she approaches the highs and lows that she faces along the way.

While the book is based on the experiences of someone who lives with Type 1 Diabetes,  I found it easy to relate to my journey with Type 2 Diabetes and CHF.  The same is true of all of Naomi’s books.  There’s something in them for everyone.

I was thrilled to find that Sugar Free Journey also includes the stories of Cherise Shockley, founder of DSMA and the Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation, and Manny Hernandez, founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation and TuDiabetes.

The Forward for Sugar Free Journey was written by Dr. Francine Kaufman, and the book is respectfully dedicated to Jesse Alswager who died at the age 13 after a decade of living with type 1 diabetes.

Overall, I like this book.  I like that it is engaging and that readers are encouraged to reflect on their own journey.
It’s fun, easy to read and, I think, a great conclusion to Naomi’s  Sugar Free Series.

To learn more about Naomi Kingery and her books, visit her website at


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One Comment

  • Naomi Kingery

    Thank you so much for doing this review, Mike, it means a lot coming from you. I’m SO glad you got to connect to it as a type 2, because as you know, a lot of the struggle and triumph is similar and I know we can learn a lot from each other. Thanks for being one of my readers through these last few years with my book series, it’s nice to have the encouragement and support.