Don’t Ignore Grumpy Pumpy

"Don't Ignore Grumpy Pumpy" book front cover
Front cover

I recently illustrated my second book for Poke Prize Press titled Don’t Ignore Grumpy Pumpy: A Type 1 Diabetes Adventure in Avoiding Alarm Fatigue. Prompted by their own daughter’s diagnosis with diabetes, Clint Cargile and Gillian King-Cargile founded Poke Prize Press to publish books about Type 1 Diabetes that are entertaining, informative, and empowering.

From the back cover description:

Type 1 diabetes is a 24/7 condition. With all the highs and lows during the day, it’s easy to get a little grumpy and start ignoring those beeping alarms and buzzing pumps. But your medical devices are trying to tell you something important. All of that beeping and buzzing is there to keep you safe.

Don’t Ignore Grumpy Pumpy tells the story of a little insulin pump with a big attitude and an important message. This book will have your family and caregivers laughing and learning about type 1 diabetes and alarm fatigue.

Diabetes doesn’t have to keep you from being active and doing the things you love. Just remember the rule: Don’t Ignore Grumpy Pumpy!

"Don't Ignore Grumpy Pumpy" book pg 24-25 spread
Pg 24–25 spread. Click for larger image.

Don’t Ignore Grumpy Pumpy is available now in paperback and hardcover formats, and will soon be available as an ebook. Learn more and get updates at