In Control: A Guide for Teens with Diabetes

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How to Make the Best Choices About Your Health Finally, a book about diabetes that you'll actually want to read! This helpful and highly readable guide explains everything you need to know to get you through the teen years. Straightforward and current, this one-of-a-kind book tackles the issues and answers the questions you may face, ...

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Overview

How to Make the Best Choices About Your Health Finally, a book about diabetes that you'll actually want to read! This helpful and highly readable guide explains everything you need to know to get you through the teen years. Straightforward and current, this one-of-a-kind book tackles the issues and answers the questions you may face, including:
* Is it time for me to handle more of my diabetes care?
* What can I do about mood changes?
* What about junk food or fast food?
* When should I tell my boyfriend or girlfriend about my diabetes?
* Does diabetes affect my sexuality?
* How do I choose, talk to, and negotiate with my medical team?
"Practical, meaningful, and highly enjoyable. There are not many books out there for teenagers with diabetes. In Control fills a gap and really meets that need." —JoAnn Ahern, RN, MSN, CDE Pediatric Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist, Yale University * Books to Fund a Cure * A portion of this book's proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, a not-for-profit voluntary health agency, whose primary objective is to support and fund research to find the cause, cure, treatment, and prevention of diabetes and its complications. Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Library Illustrator P.S. Mueller's cartoons appear in more than 30 major city weekly newspapers throughout the country and in such magazines as Harper's, Health, The Esquire Gentleman, Hippocrates, and The Utne Reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565610613
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface VIII
Introduction IX
Chapter 1 You: Leading The Way 1
Getting A Grip! 2
Your Outlook 6
When Diabetes Messes Up Your Life 8
Real Numbers For Real Teens 12
When Diabetes Isn't Your Top Priority 17
Chapter 2 Real Food For Real Teens 19
Vegetarianism 25
Food Fads 27
Special Occasions And Parties 27
What About Dieting? 30
Chapter 3 Tightening Up Control 35
Multiple Daily Injections 37
Pumping Up 39
Alternatives To Exchanges 41
Chapter 4 Things That Get In The Way 45
Depression 46
Substance Abuse 47
Alcohol 48
Tobacco 50
Marijuana 50
Stressful Times 51
Chapter 5 Sexuality And Birth Control 53
What's Right For Today? 54
What's Right For Your Health And Diabetes? 54
Growing And Changing 55
Developing Relationships 56
Male Concerns 61
Female Concerns 62
Chapter 6 Friends, Dating, And Marriage 67
Chapter 7 On Your Own 75
What Are Your Limits? 76
Negotiating Dorm Life 77
On The Job 80
Chapter 8 His, That, And Other Stuff 81
Medical ID 82
Sports 83
All-Night Activities 87
Driving 88
Summer 89
Chapter 9 Smoothing The Way 91
Helping Brothers And Sisters 94
Chapter 10 Making Friends With Your Diabetes Team 95
Why Have A Team? 96
A Visit To Your Team 96
Chapter 11 Getting Involved 105
Camp 106
Resource Organizations & Publications 107
Index 111
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