Highly Recommended. Some of those interviewed have lived amazing lives, such as Gerald Cleveland, age 91, who has had type 1 diabetes for over 75 years and his younger brother Bob, age 87, who has had type 1 diabetes for over 82 years. While some of the advice applies to anyone "Watch Out For Restaurant Food" , a good bit focuses on diabetes and stresses the need to pay attention to diabetes and to take it seriously "Count Your Carbs". Riva Greenberg was diagnosed with type 1 when she was She's lived with diabetes for over 39 years.
Highly recommended. There are many medical books about how to manage type 1 diabetes, but there are precious few books on what is much more important -- how to live a full, happy life with type 1 diabetes. With Balancing Diabetes , Kerri Sparling reaches out to the real experts -- people living with type 1 diabetes -- to bring perspective to the challenges of living well with type 1.
It is in the wisdom of these experts that we come to realize, as Kerri so eloquently reminds us, "Life with diabetes isn't about the diabetes itself, but about the life of which it's a part. If you're looking for a pre-printed, bound book in which to record blood glucose values, food eaten, insulin and other medications taken, then Bee Healthy Diabetic Log Book is worth a look.
The page paperback book is bascially a nicely bound log book, with six months worth of one day logs followed by a weekly summary. You fill in each day with the time of an event and what you did , such as checking your blood sugar and taking insulin. Each week begins with an uplifting illustration. If you're used to writing down everything on paper, and are not as organized as you'd like, the Bee Healthy Diabetic Log Book is an easy way to get organized.
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Published by Diabetes Self-Management Books, ISBN Each article was thoroughly reviewed and updated, so everything in this book is relevant and current. There are articles on dozens of topics, ranging from medical issues pumps, insulin analogs to feelings dealing with "diabetes overwhelmus" by Richard Rubin to dietary supplements to daycare issues.
Since so much of diabetes care involves good information, this is an excellent book to add to anyone's collection. The book can be purchased directly from the publisher by calling or by writing to Diabetes Self-Management, P. Box , Des Moines, IA As the parent of a child now adult with type 1 diabetes, there is no greater story to be told than that of the discovery of insulin. Breakthrough offers a new, richly detailed and deeply personal perspective of one young girl -- Elizabeth Hughes -- and her family's struggle to keep her alive on a starvation diet so that she might one day enjoy a miracle -- the discovery of insulin.
I cannot help but feel our family in place of the Hughes family, sharing their emotions as they watch their daughter waste away, learn about the "Miracle in Toronto," and do whatever it takes to get Elizbeth insulin so that she might be saved. Breakthrough brings a new emotional depth to what for many of us is truly the greatest story ever told. For pure historians, the authors have taken some liberties with some specifics in the interest of the story, but this is no work of fiction.
Breakthrough is a must have addition to the library of everyone living with type 1 diabetes. The diaTribe Foundation, ISBN 10 Softcover, pages. Adam will guide you through food choices that make blood glucose management easier, strategies for making exercise an integral part of even your busiest day, and tips for adopting a positive mindset.
Whether you live with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or have been told that you have prediabetes, this book will help you in your journey to a life well lived. Note: This is a book more for people living with diabetes more so than a book for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Order Bright Spots and Landmines from Amazon. Pearl, MS, RD. You send your child with diabetes off to school each day, lunch in hand. If you're like most parents, you worry about whether or not your child will actually eat what you've packed.
In Brown Bag Success , you'll learn how to select foods that get eaten rather than traded or thrown out. You'll also receive helpful hints about how to make lunchtime more interesting for your child. Each of the 84 recipies has complete nutritional information, including carbohydrates and exchanges, to help you plan your child's diet. Highly recommended for parents with school-aged children with diabetes.
Published by Hen House Press , A Child in Your Care has Diabetes is a collection of charts, logs, and checklists for parents to use with schools and child care providers. After copying pages from the book save the book as a master , you'll fill in the particulars of your child's needs. Included is a staff meeting checklist to help you cover everything, testing results and instructions, field trip guidance, what to do at class parties, and many other forms that every child with diabetes needs -- even insulin pump information.
If your child with diabetes attends school or day care, a book like A Child in Your Care has Diabetes can help you get organized. The book can be purchased directly from the author from the Hen House press web site. While parents might find this book too short in detail, Caring for Children with Diabetes is the best book for teachers and daycare providers who have a child with diabetes in their class.
The book contains clear, simple explanations of diabetes, hypoglycemia, school lunches and those hidden sugars! Every parent of a school-aged child should have a copy of this book to lend to teachers at the beginning of each school year. Order Caring for Children with Diabetes from Amazon. Green, MD and Rory Jones. Published by Collins, ISBN X.
For the many CWD readers who also live with celiac disease, Dr. Green's Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic offers an exceptionally complete yet easy to read guide to celiac disease and strategies for living with it successfully. Green begins with the underlying biology -- and botany -- of celiac, including an explanation of various grains and why certain ones cause celiac and others don't.
You'll learn about the various ways that celiac can manifest itself, as well as related conditions including type 1 diabetes. This isn't a celiac cookbook, in case you're looking for that. Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic is a detailed medical text, written for patients but with real substance. Readers will definitely learn a lot about celiac -- some, no doubt, more than their health care teams.
Punctuated throughout are sidebars from real people with celiac, which no doubt will help you see that you're not alone.
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Published by Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, pages. Hirsch is a captivating writer, and as the parent of a child with diabetes, I feel a special kinship to him -- he too has a child with diabetes. He has also lived most of his life with type 1 diabetes. His book is a must read for everyone whose life includes diabetes.
You'll learn more than you could have imagined. And if you, like Jim and I, have a child with diabetes, be prepared for a deeply emotional experience.
Clinical Management of the Child and Teenager with Diabetes , authored by a pediatric endocrinologist from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is an excellent overview of the clinical management of diabetes in kids and teenagers. Written for primary care physicians and other health care providers, the book is completely understandable by parents and older kids. Each chapter includes helpful case studies that illustrate specific aspects of care. The content is up to date, with information about Humalog, advice about eating sweets it's okay, just cover with insulin , and the correct approach to blood sugar readings they are not "good" or "bad," but rather "in target," "low," or "high.
There's even a chapter on personal perspectives written by kids and their parents. Overall, Clinical Management of the Child and Teenager with Diabetes would make an excellent addition to your diabetes library, or the library of your doctor. Published by Spry Publishing, Living well with diabetes takes work -- sometimes a lot of work -- whether you have diabetes, your child has diabetes, or your partner has diabetes. Chapters cover aspects of food kitchen and pantry , workplace issues, parenting challenges, organizing paperwork and records, travel, and holiday issues.
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Sprinkled thoughout the easy-to-read book are wonderful notes from people living with type 1, offering tidbits and suggestions for fitting diabetes into your life. With all that is involved in living well with type 1 diabetes, The Complete Diabetes Organizer is just the right tool to help you get on top of your diabetes care. David, Ph. Published by Xlibris Corporation, William David was diagnosed with diabetes before home glucose monitoring, before insulin pumps, before NPH insulin.
Yet today, 67 years after being diagnosed in at the age of seven, he has four children, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and has led a life that has helped emotionally troubled kids. In Converving Hope , David helps us to understand the challenges that all people with diabetes face, notably the deep fear of hypoglycemia, a theme that pervades the book.
David writes in an easy to read style that conveys well what it is like to grow up with diabetes. As a parent, it's often difficult to appreciate fully what it means to live with diabetes. David's book, like some others, offers us a chance to peek inside the mind of someone who has lived longer with and seen more advances in diabetes than anyone we are ever likely to meet. Published by Albyne Press, But his love of flying never waned. Several years later, after learning that the US will grant a pilot's license to people with type 1 diabetes, Douglas headed to America to return to doing what he loved -- flying.
And fly he did. Beginning in Omaha, Nebraska on September 24, , Douglas, along with a safety pilot, flew around the world in days. Dare to Dream is a fabulous story of this flight and the challenges associated with flying a small plane around the world. It's also a testament to one person's refusal to take no for an answer in the face of diabetes, and a reminder to all of us that being diagnosed with diabetes does not mean you have to put your dreams aside.
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