Even Little Kids Get Diabetes

Even Little Kids Get Diabetes

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by Connie White Pirner, Nadine Bernard Westcott, Nadine Bernard Westcott
     
 

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Even little kids get diabetes. When she was two years old, the girl in this book got really sick and skinny and had to go to the hospital. That's when she found out she had diabetes. Now she knows all about getting insulin shots every day, and testing to see if she has too much sugar or too much insulin. She knows just what to eat and when. But most of all, she knows…  See more details below

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Even little kids get diabetes. When she was two years old, the girl in this book got really sick and skinny and had to go to the hospital. That's when she found out she had diabetes. Now she knows all about getting insulin shots every day, and testing to see if she has too much sugar or too much insulin. She knows just what to eat and when. But most of all, she knows that in spite of everything, she's just a regular kid.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-- A reasurring book for a potentially frightening discovery. Written for children who have recently learned that they have diabetes, it discusses symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment. No punches are pulled: the young patient relates her hospital stay, explains how she must have injections everyday (and will eventually give them to herself), and states her frustration at never being able to eat sweets, even at a birthday party. Language is simple, age appropriate, and effectively gets the point across. The ink-and-watercolor drawings are lively and often upbeat, with small touches that reflect reality, such as a hospital scene in which the patient's teddy bear is outfitted with an I. V. board too. Perhaps the most valuable part of the book is the ``note for parents,'' which relates Pirner's personal experience over the last three years in caring for a diabetic child. The book fills a definite void, as other titles on the subject are geared for much older readers. --Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807521588
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Series:
Albert Whitman Prairie Books Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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