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When Your Child has Diabetes

Information for parents on how to manage their children’s diabetes.

In this volume, the tips answer questions such as: What does the diagnosis mean? How do I get help? Should I change my child’s eating habits? What does insulin mean, and how is it used? And what should I tell my child’s teacher? Answers are provided in simple, jargon-free, and easy-to-understand language.

Parenting Children with Diabetes offers parents a 360-degree view of what is happening to their child living with diabetes, providing special tools, insight, and education to help parents and their children navigate diabetes management, communicate clearly and effectively, and live safely and healthfully in the world around them.

A must-have for anyone caring for a child with diabetes, When a Child Has Diabetes covers the causes of diabetes, current and evolving treatments, blood glucose management, meal planning, associated conditions, strategies for adjustment, and much more.

The aim of this book is to give parents or carers knowledge and confidence, from understanding about ketones to going on holiday. It also includes ‘real stories’ from parents that are in the same dilemma. This book will educate you without baffling you with medical jargon.

Hormones. Growth spurts. Mood swings. All combined with blood sugars. The teen years with diabetes on board are a challenging time for parents and anyone who cares about a child with diabetes. Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents, by well-known diabetes mom, author, and advocate Moira McCarthy, is a no-nonsense, honest approach at not just surviving but thriving in those years, from a mom who has been there.

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