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

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Everything Books, Apr 2, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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As a parent of a child diagnosed with diabetes, you are faced with overwhelming, and sometimes frightening, questions like: Will my child be able to eat sweets again? How will I ever be able to let them go out on their own? What is the newest technology and how can it help my child? Is a cure really on the horizon? The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes helps you cope with the challenges of helping your children live happy, healthy lives while controlling the disease. This reassuring, easy-to-use guide features advice on: Adjusting to life with diabetes; Helping your children take control of their health; Monitoring diet and insulin levels; Handling emergencies; Finding support for you and your children. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes helps parents deal with the challenges you and your child face when living with diabetes one day at a time. Moira McCarthy is 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. 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. Jake Kushner, M.D., was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Laboratory of Morris White, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Joslin Diabetes Center, and Harvard Medical School. He has worked as an instructor in medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and as a faculty member in the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group and Cell Biology and Physiology Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
  

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

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I've read a lot of diabetes books over the years and tend to prefer the more advanced ones but every so often I find one that I can add to the list of books I recommend to newbies. This covers so much ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

I've read a lot of diabetes books over the years and tend to prefer the more advanced ones but every so often I find one that I can add to the list of books I recommend to newbies. This covers so much ... Read full review

Contents

Type 2 Diabetes and Children
13
Where to Go and What to Expect
26
Bonding with Your Diabetes Team
37
The Social Worker
44
Letters Numbers and Other Diabetes
51
Realistic Goals at All Ages
58
Todays Insulin Choices
65
Glucagon 101
71
How to Cope
177
The Slumber Party
190
Hitting the Wall Kids and Burnout
199
When Nothing Works
205
Hitting the Wall Parent I Caregiver
211
When Nothing Works
218
The Cool Factor
226
Sex and Other Traps
232

AH about Pumps
77
Where to Begin
85
The First Weeks
89
Family Dynamics
103
When Diabetes Strikes More Than One Child
116
The Rest of the Team
129
Birthday Parties
143
Support for Parents and Caregivers
149
Whereto Find Help
164
Cuts Scrapes and Breaks
239
Stocking Your Sick Day Cabinet
245
Advocacy and Fundraising Are They Right
249
Other Big Names
255
The Path to a Bright Future
261
Cures on the Horizon
267
Glossary
273
Sample Log Sheet
280
Copyright

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Moira McCarthy (Plymouth, MA) is 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 and as part of the On Line Diabetes Team that answers diabetes questions within twenty-four hours to anyone dealing with issues surrounding Type 1. 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. Ms. McCarthy has appeared on "CNN, Larry King Live, " twice on the front page of "the New York Times, " and in many other media hits regarding parents of children with diabetes. Her daughter Lauren is also a national spokesperson for diabetes and has testified before the Senate on diabetes research.

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