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For Parents of Diabetic Kids and Teens

Recommended for parents and caregivers
and their friends, siblings, and children's teachers

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All the books and manuals recommended and reviewed here are written for parents of 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 family relationships.

    You will not find preachiness.

    No myths.

    No overly technical or scientific language.

    No phony exuberance for the inevitable challenges.

    You will find, only the BEST...

    Growing Up with Diabetes: What Children Want Their Parents to Know (Juvenile diabetes foundation library)
    Growing Up with Diabetes: What Children Want Their Parents to Know
    is written by Alicia McAuliffe. She was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11 and is a peer counselor, support group leader, and founder of a diabetes camp for young people. Her book explores the disease's emotional and psychological aspects with the hope of making diabetes management less of a battle between parent and child. McAuliffe teaches parents important concepts like not blaming yourself if your child has diabetes, accepting that your child will have diabetes forever, not transmitting a negative attitude, and letting your child be a normal kid. She also teaches strategies for dealing with daily life, such as including siblings in diabetes education and emergency training, educating your child's teacher and classmates, and giving siblings without diabetes some extra attention. McAuliffe shares from her heart and experience what it was like being a kid with diabetes and how parents can make it easier or more difficult.

    Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents, Young Adults--and Their Caregivers, Third Edition

    Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Their Caregivers
    by M.D. Ragnar Hanas M.D. explains how living with type 1 diabetes requires intensive, nonstop daily management, week after week, year after year. This means that young people with type 1 and their parents have to become experts on their own condition, even better informed than the average doctor and able to self-manage its daily demands.

    This Type 1 Diabetes Book is the most authoritative book ever published on the condition.

    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.

    The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Juvenile Diabetes: Reassuring Advice for Managing Symptoms and Raising a Happy, Healthy Child

    The Everything Parents Guide To Children With Juvenile Diabetes by Moira McCarthy
    is writen by a well-known parent in the diabetes community. She is the national chairman of government advocacy of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and volunteers as a Bag of Hope delivery mom to newly diagnosed families. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Clara Barton Camp for Girls with Diabetes, one of the nation's oldest and best-known diabetes camps. An award-winning news reporter and magazine writer, Ms. McCarthy has appeared on CNN, many other national and local news programs, and twice on the front page of the New York Times. Her daughter Lauren has been a national spokesperson for diabetes. Ms. McCarthy lives in Plymouth, MA.

    Real Life Parenting of Kids with Diabetes by Virginia Loy
    Real Life Parenting of Kids with Diabetes - Virginia Loy was the chief engineer behind the successful management of her two sons' diabetes for more than 12 years. She reveals her organized, experienced, and practical advice for helping children cope with and manage their diabetes from elementary school through college.

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