American Diabetes Association Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes

American Diabetes Association Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes

by Jean Betschart Roemer

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The third edition of American Diabetes Association Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes features the latest advances in diabetes care and parenting advice from the diabetes experts. Full of problem-solving examples and easy-to-use tables, the book shows parents how to adjust insulin to allow for the foods children like to eat, care for a child with type 2 diabetes, handle sick days, and plan meals that are nutritious and balanced. The book also addresses how to play sports and games safely, help children maintain a busy schedule and still feel healthy and strong, negotiate the twists and turns of being "different," and accept the physical and emotional challenges that life has to offer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580404358
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jean Betschart Roemer, MN, MSN, CPNP, CDE is a pediatric nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is a past president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and past recipient of the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Health Professional Educator Award. She has written extensively, for health care professional, parents, children and teens, and has worked with children with diabetes and their families since 1980. Ms. Roemer, mother of three, and a grandmother of three, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1968.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 What Is Diabetes? 1

Chapter 2 Caring for Your Child 15

Chapter 3 Nitty-Gritty 1-Insulin 25

Chapter 4 Nitty-Gritty 2-Glucose 55

Chapter 5 Nitty-Gritty 3-Meal Plans 71

Chapter 6 Playing Sports and Games 97

Chapter 7 Highs and Lows of Diabetes 105

Chapter 8 As Your Child Grows Up 131

Chapter 9 Living with Diabetes 167

Appendix 189

Glossary 195

Resources 201

Index 217

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