Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life with Diabetes

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Friends. School. Parents. Driving. Dating. Add type 1 diabetes, and your teenage life feels even more complicated. Too many competing priorities, not enough time, right?

Type 1 Teens outlines straightforward strategies and tips to help you manage your diabetes before it manages you. Crack it open for simple-to-use tools and insider advice. Find practical and realistic self-help, all in this do-it-in-a-snap guide.

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Overview

Friends. School. Parents. Driving. Dating. Add type 1 diabetes, and your teenage life feels even more complicated. Too many competing priorities, not enough time, right?

Type 1 Teens outlines straightforward strategies and tips to help you manage your diabetes before it manages you. Crack it open for simple-to-use tools and insider advice. Find practical and realistic self-help, all in this do-it-in-a-snap guide.

Type 1 Teens gives you just want you need to own your diabetes, advocate for yourself, prevent diabetes burnout, and take back the control of your priorities.

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, Honorable Mention, 2011

"This book gives teens a slew of strategies and tips to manage life with Type 1 diabetes."

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
I scoured every sentence, comma, and period of this book, looking for a weak part and did not find one. Teens are astute crap detectors and I wanted to find any if I was going to recommend this book. The author is often brutal saying that the teen with type 1 diabetes is unorganized or lazy. He is frank stating that all teens have barriers and teens with diabetes have more. The first thing you must do is learn to be your own advocate. Being a teen is overwhelming enough but you, a teen with type 1 diabetes, must learn how to talk to people in a calm voice with desired, specific results. You must learn to set ground rules and listen. The advice is good for anyone, not just a type 1 diabetic teen, but essential to a diabetic teen. You must learn to work with your team and that means responsibility and life skills. Often the notion that "it is my diabetes" and "I'll take care of it" needs to be examined because sometimes that means "I won't do anything about it." Included in the book are topics such as: owning the issue, alcohol and drugs, myths and realities and yes, sex. Each chapter has a "putting it all together" review and several assessment charts. This is a book a teen with type 1 diabetes must read; it is a should read for parents; and it is a good resource for libraries. Its subtitle could be, "Be Informed, Prepared and Smart." Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell
VOYA - Bonnie Kunzel
This is an excellent self-help guide for teens with type 1 diabetes who use daily insulin injections to control their disease. The author is a clinical psychologist who contracted type 1 in his 20s, ironically just a few months after starting graduate work in pediatric diabetes. Today he not only helps teens manage their disease but also stages interventions for depressed diabetic teens. Small wonder that the guide he has developed is so useful and so accessible. In his opening note he encourages teens to "own" their disease, to take charge of their own lives by managing the treatment of their disease themselves. In the first section, "Diabetes Is Yours...Deal with It," he encourages teens to avoid diabetes burnout by getting their priorities straight and becoming an advocate for their own diabetes care. In the second, "This Is Your Life...on Diabetes," he discusses the proper use of a support team, how to accept responsibility for your life and your disease, and enlist friends, family and members of the school community in helping you manage it. There are also warnings about the use of alcohol and drugs and the impact that relationships and sex can have on the disease. Back matter contains a discussion of the "Nuts and Bolts of Type 1 Diabetes," which includes information on insulin pumps, as well as a list of books, organizations and websites of help to teens. The informative text is enlivened by cartoon-style illustrations and a variety of surveys, charts, and checklists. Reviewer: Bonnie Kunzel
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Hood addresses readers directly in this guide, beginning with section and chapter titles like "Diabetes Is Yours...Deal with It" and "Get Your Priorities Straight," which firmly establish the importance of teens being advocates for themselves. The book's structure is easy enough to follow: aspects of teen life (peer pressure, family, school, sexual health) affected by diabetes get thorough coverage by way of explanations of the chapter's objective examples and a concluding summary called "Putting It All Together." Tips on overcoming barriers to taking care of oneself, communicating with friends and family, and recognizing a team of supports will help affected teens take charge of their conditions. While there are some strategies here that all teens could benefit from, like ways to achieve a compromise and the steps for problem-solving, the book is geared for more personal use by young people dealing with the disease.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433807886
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 152,452
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Korey K. Hood, PhD, has personal experience with diabetes. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a young adult. Coincidentally, it happened just a few months after starting graduate work in pediatric diabetes. Being diagnosed at this point in his life solidified the decision he made to do research and clinical work in pediatric diabetes and seemed to promote more enthusiasm for working in this area.

Dr. Hood's combination of education, career, and personal experiences in type 1 diabetes provide him with a unique perspective to engage teenagers with type 1 diabetes and attempt to promote their health and overall quality of life.

Dr. Hood completed his PhD in clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida, with a focus on pediatric and child clinical psychology, but the broad training included family work and individual work with adults with medical conditions.

Presently, Dr. Hood works at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, where he is part of a newly developed center that focuses on promoting adherence and self-management in pediatric chronic disease. He works exclusively in type 1 diabetes and has active projects on the influence of psychological factors on diabetes management and interventions for depressed adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Bryan Ische is an illustrator and designer currently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 2009 with a BFA in Illustration. He does his best to enjoy the things that come and try not to forget the things that pass.

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