They might not read the book cover to cover, but they don't have to -- each chapter is short, easy to read, and contains highlights about the particular topic. The Dinosaur Tamer is a nice compilation of short stories about children with diabetes. Even Little Kids Get Diabetes by Connie White Pirner. The words are those of a very young girl, maybe in kindergarten, so your own very young child will feel right at home.
The Dinosaur Tamer and Other Stories for Children with Diabetes by Marcia Levine Mazur, Peter Banks and Andrew Keegan. The stories contain examples of some of the challenges that adolescents and teens with diabetes face every day and how they manage to overcome these challenges and live life to the fullest. The colorful illustrations recount her days in the hospital, as well as the frustration of eating an apple at a birthday party while everyone else eats cake.
In short, The Best Year of My Life is an excellent book for young kids with diabetes. She talks about other kids at school worrying that they'll catch diabetes from her when another kid was diagnosed. helps explain to kids what it means for a parent to be diagnosed with diabetes. The subtitle for Diabetes Care Made Easy is "A Simple Step-By-Step Guide For Controlling Your Diabetes." That pretty well sums up the book.
She recounts a school field trip to a cave, where she and Ellie, another kid at school with diabetes, weren't allowed to enter the innermost cave for fear of going low there and not being able to get out. Written from the perspective of a seven-year-old girl, author Rochelle Stern offers a simple but effective explanation of diabetes that kids can understand. Written in easy-to-understand language, with lots of illustrations, Diabetes Care Made Easy is a good introduction to diabetes care.
Throughout the book, Lacey is facing her parents recent divorce and her feelings for a young man she'd met the previous summer, an older teen with hemophilia. Ballerina Dreams reminds kids and parents alike to make sure that diabetes does not get in the way of you doing what you love most. Fran Kaufman concludes the book with a brief overview of type 1 diabetes. The Best Year of My Life: Book 1: Getting Diabetes by Jed Block. She shares the anxiety felt by kids with diabetes and their families about blood tests and shots (I related very well with the drawing of "My nervous dad").
The successes of these two young men are proof that having diabetes need not interfere with living life to its fullest. As a young girl growing up quickly as a result of her mother's death, Grace learns many valuable lessons along the way. In Control -- A Guide for Teens with Diabetes is the best book I've seen that addresses the concerns and issues of teens.This is a good book for the very young child and her parents, though current diabetes care allows for the incorporation of sweets into the diet.There are very few books about diabetes that are written by kids for kids. Now young adults, Spike and Bo Loy were diagnosed as young kids with type 1 diabetes.This legend eventually convinces Grace that honesty really is the best policy and that you shouldn't judge someone by their appearance. Grilled Cheese at Four O'Clock in the Morning by Judy Miller, illustrated by Jeanne Turner. If you are a teen with diabetes, or the parent of a teenager with diabetes, this book belongs in your library.Published by the American Diabetes Association, 1988. This is the story of Scott, a young boy who develops diabetes. There's important guidelines for parents, too, including this story: My mother and I went downtown to Christmas shop and the local Kress store had a turkey dinner special.And she tells how Ellie introduced Caitlin to insulin pens, which she liked. Stern herself was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 32 years old, so the story and activities no doubt reflect the challenges that she had explaining her diabetes to her two children. Kids as young as third or fourth grade should be able to read and understand the text.Like The Best Year of My Life, Making the Best of Life is an excellent book for kids with diabetes. If you are an adult with diabetes and want to help your kids understand what diabetes is all about, this is an excellent book. Diabetes Care Made Easy by Allison Nemanic, RN, BA, Gretchen Kauth, RD, CDE, and Marion J. The pictures will help the younger kids and reinforce the concepts for the older kids.Out of 443 original complaints in the database, 159 were from the field of mental health.This is more than one third of all complaints, which is more than their fair share of the offenses. We have preserved the individual links to the online database for each person in the list below.Children can read these books and view the videos and see that they aren't alone, and can learn that having diabetes isn't as hard as it might seem.Some are also excellent for teachers and classmates.