‘Memoirs of a Diabetic’ Launches New Goodreads Giveaway Campaign

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Sivarajah Manicavasagar shares personal experiences as diabetic, treatment changes since 1957

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As part of a new 2015 marketing campaign, Sivarajah Manicavasagar will be launching a Goodreads giveaway for his book, “Memoirs of a Diabetic: A Malaysian” (published by Partridge Singapore).

The Goodreads giveaway contest will be giving away 10 free copies of Manicavasagar’s book. It will be open to all Goodreads users and last for 30 days. Goodreads users are encouraged to be on the lookout for Manicavasagar’s Goodreads ad in the upcoming months.

Manicavasagar has managed his diabetes for the past 57 years, beginning with his diagnosis at age 11. In his memoir, he recounts how the handling of insulin has changed over the years. He relates his experience boiling metal needles to ensure they were properly sterilized and sharpening them on rhinestones. “Memoirs of a Diabetic: A Malaysian” also describes testing “urine sugar” before blood glucose level tests were available.

In addition to the details about the progress made in diabetic management, Manicavasagar recalls many incidents of hypoglycemic attacks – some of which seem humorous in hindsight – and two hyperglycemic attacks, one of which was very serious.

Readers will also learn about recognizing the early symptoms of hypoglycemic attacks while exercising and how to avoid them and the care to be taken while in control of vehicles.

“Memoirs of a Diabetic: A Malaysian”
By Sivarajah Manicavasagar
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781482890631
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781482890624
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781482890648
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sivarajah Manicavasagar was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11. Ever careful with his diet and exercising regularly, today at 67, he leads a normal life. He retired as a teacher but also practiced as an advocate for 15 years, having received his LLB (Hons) from London University.

Partridge Singapore is supported self-publishing imprint from Author Solutions LLC. Author Solutions is a stand-alone company within the Penguin Random House Group. Author Solutions operates independently and powers Partridge along with several other self-publishing imprints. For more information or to publish a book, visit partridgepublishing.com/singapore or call 800 101 2657 (Singapore) or 1 800 81 7340 (Malaysia). For the latest, follow @PartridgeSG on Twitter.

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