Type 2 Diabetes in Teens: Secrets for Success

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If you're a teenager who has Type 2 diabetes, you're not alone. More and more people your age are being diagnosed with Type 2 -- and most of them also struggle with their diabetes treatment. The first book of its kind, Type 2 Diabetes in Teens was written to help you better understand and manage your diabetes. It's very important that you take care of yourself and follow your treatment -- and this book gives you information on living well.
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Overview

If you're a teenager who has Type 2 diabetes, you're not alone. More and more people your age are being diagnosed with Type 2 -- and most of them also struggle with their diabetes treatment. The first book of its kind, Type 2 Diabetes in Teens was written to help you better understand and manage your diabetes. It's very important that you take care of yourself and follow your treatment -- and this book gives you information on living well.
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"Jean Betschart-Roemer has written a warm, wise book, filled with valuable information and advice. Highly recommended for teens living with Type 2 diabetes and their parents."( Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620457085
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

JEAN BETSCHART-ROEMER, M.S.N., C.P.N.P., C.D.E., is a former president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is currently a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Department of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Betschart-Roemer has written a variety of works on diabetes, including In Control, It's Time to Learn About Diabetes, and Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers (all from Wiley).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 What's Happening to Me? 1
Diabetes Is on the Rise! 3
Inside Workings 5
How Diabetes Affects Your Body 7
What Are the Types of Diabetes? 9
Type 1 Diabetes 11
Type 2 Diabetes 12
Other types of diabetes 15
What Happens Next? 17
Chapter 2 How to Control Diabetes--and Feel Great! Seven Steps 18
Treating Type 2 Diabetes 18
Step #1 Understand What Type 2 Diabetes Is 19
Step #2 Find a Doctor or Health Care Team Who Is Experienced in Treating Teens with Diabetes 20
Step #3 Learn to Test Your Blood Sugar, and Do It Often 23
Step #4 Take Medication Regularly, and On Time, if You Need To 24
Step #5 Watch for Signs of Low Blood Sugar 30
Step #6 Eat Healthy and Maintain a Healthy Weight 39
Step #7 Exercise! 70
Chapter 3 Taking Charge 78
Tip #1 For Better Control: Learn as Much as You Can 79
Tip #2 For Better Control: Teach Others about It 79
Tip #3 For Better Control: Look for Patterns 80
Tip #4 For Better Control: Play the Hand You've been Dealt 86
Tip #5 For Better Control: Unglue Yourself 86
Tip #6 For Better Control: Enjoy Life 89
Tip #7 For Better Control: Have a Positive Outlook 89
Tip #8 For Better Control: Be Patient with Yourself 90
Tip #9 For Better Control: Learn from your Choices 91
Tip #10 For Better Control: Start Acting in New Ways 92
Chapter 4 Preventing Complications 95
Know How Well You're Doing 96
Understanding Diabetes Complications 97
An Associated Illness: Thyroid Disease 112
Chapter 5 Dating...and Other Stuff 116
Sexuality 116
Sexuality, Self-Esteem, and Diabetes 118
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) 119
Female Sexual Issues 120
Male Sexual Issues 130
When It Comes to Friends and Dating... 131
Telling a Friend About Your Diabetes 133
Telling Your Date About Your Diabetes 135
When It Comes to Partying... 138
Overnighters 141
Safe Driving 143
Taking Trips 146
Avoiding Substance Abuse (In General) 147
Chapter 6 Making Choices: For Now, for the Future 156
Managing Your Diabetes in High School 156
Sample Plan of Care for the Student with Diabetes 159
Medication Management in School 164
Missing School 166
Thinking About a Career or Job 168
A Time of New Responsibility 170
Wearing Medical ID 171
Adult Choice: Connecting with a New Health Care Team 173
Getting the Most Out of Your Health Care Visits 175
Hanging in There with Your Diabetes Program 177
Chapter 7 Finding Help when You Need It 180
Knowing When to Call for Help 180
Guidelines for When to Call Your Doctor 181
Resources 181
Chapter 8 Real Thoughts from Real Teens 186
Chapter 9 For Parents: What your Teen Wishes You Understood 194
Parenting a Teenager: What a Job! 197
Advice for Raising a Teen with Diabetes 199
Chapter 10 Parting Thoughts 208
Glossary 211
Index 215
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