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How-To Books and Information
For Diabetic Kids and Teens

Recommended for diabetic kids of all ages
and their friends, siblings, and teachers

Have you just found out about your diabetes?

Do you need reliable, accurate information?

All the books and manuals recommended and reviewed here are written for diabetic kids and teens who are searching for facts and information about blood testing, equipment, procedures, and medication. There's also straightforward information about how diabetes effects exercise, diet, and relationships with family and friends.

    You will not find preachiness.

    No myths.

    No overly technical or scientific language.

    No phony enthusiasm for the inevitable challenges.

    You will find, only the BEST...

    487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetes by Bo and Spike Loy
    487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetes - Spike and Bo were diagnosed with diabetes at a very young age. These young men share tips from readers of all ages, as well as their trials and tribulations. Collectively they share more than 500 tips for living a happy, healthy kid's life with diabetes. Topics include: tackling high and low blood sugar, eating meals and snacking, revealing that someone has diabetes, playing all kinds of sports, playing a musical instrument, dealing with school bullies, driving, dating, drinking, and more.

    The First Book for Understanding Diabetes

    The First Book for Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase
    - This book helps you learn about diabetes at an early age. It is designed for kids to learn with the assistance of an adult. It teaches you how to manage your diabetes no matter what phase of your life you are in and what circumstances. Recommended as a resource for diabetic teens, too. The author, H. Peter Chase, MD, is the past Executive and Clinical Director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, CO. In addition, he is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, CO.

    Even Superheroes Get Diabetes by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
    Even Superheroes Get Diabetes (Insulin Comics) empowers kids to find their own superpowers in the face of adversity. The comic book style illustrations by Micah Chambers-Goldberg beautifully connect children and parents to the world of diabetes. It includes a kid friendly diagram that explains type 1 diabetes and a glossary that discusses both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Even Superheroes Get Diabetes is a powerful educational tool for doctors, parents, kids, and librarians!

    Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips & Techniques for Kids and Teens

    Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips & Techniques for Kids and Teens
    by brothers Spike Nasmyth Loy and Bo Nasmyth Loy is the first and best book on diabetes for kids and it is written by kids!

    The first edition was wildly popular, and this updated guide promises to continue the appeal. New chapters take kids through the authors' personal experiences and tips for life into college and beyond.

    Diabetic Athlete's Handbook by Sheri Colberg
    Diabetic Athlete's Handbook has the training and performance advice you need to remain active and at the top of your game. Renowned researcher and diabetes expert Dr. Sheri Colberg has developed a practical guide specifically for athletes of all ages with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The Diabetic Athlete's Handbook provides you with the most up-to-date information on insulins and other medications, glucose monitors, blood sugar management, nutrition and supplements, injury prevention and treatment, and mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health.

    In Control: A Guide for Teens With Diabetes
    In Control: A Guide for Teens With Diabetes by Jean Betschart and Susan Thom is a helpful and highly readable guide that explains everything you need to know to get you through the teen years. Straightforward and current, this book tackles the issues like mood changes, junk food, and boyfriend or girlfriend advice.

    Cooking up Fun for Kids with Diabetes by Patti B. Geil
    Cooking up Fun for Kids with Diabetes - Here are simple, fun, healthy recipes and activities for kids with diabetes that they can make themselves or with their parents. Recipes and projects help kids understand the importance of food to their health. Included are the link between diabetes and nutrition and ideas for parents on managing their children's nutrition.

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