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Can I Tell You About Diabetes (Type 1)?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Meet Debbie - a young girl with diabetes type 1. Debbie invites readers to learn about this type of diabetes from her perspective, describing how it feels to have high and low blood sugar levels. She explains how she can monitor her blood sugar and controls it with medication. Debbie also talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported.

This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and speech therapists working with children who stammer. It is also an excellent starting point for group discussions at home or school.

Contents:

  • Introduction.
  • 1. Introducing Debbie who has diabetes.
  • 2. What is it like to have diabetes? Food, blood tests, insulin injections, sport and exercise.
  • 3. Things about having diabetes that makes you feel worried and upset.
  • 4. How people treat you.
  • 5. What is type 1 diabetes?
  • 6. Diabetes medication.
  • 7. Keeping control of diabetes.
  • 8. Low and high blood sugar levels.
  • 9. Diabetes medication at school.
  • 10. Diagnosing diabetes and what you need to learn at the start.
  • 11. Emergency treatment.
  • 12. Diabetes facts and figures.
  • 13. More information about type 1 diabetes.
  • 14. How teachers can help.
  • 15. How parents can help.
  • Recommended reading, websites and organisations.

Author Bio:

Dr Julie Edge has been a Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes since 1997, and is the lead clinician for children's and adolescent diabetes in Oxfordshire, UK. She is the clinical lead for the local Children and Young People's Diabetes Network, is involved nationally in the NICE diabetes guideline for children review and the Diabetes Peer Review programme, and was on the NHS Diabetes Programme Board for the department of Health. She is a past chair of the Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians in England.

 

Can I Tell You About Diabetes (Type 1)?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Author: Dr Julie Edge

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