Subject: [IP] advice for a 10 yr old t1
Send the parents to www.childrenwithdiabetes.com for reliable info at the
"official" parts of the site, and great support at the parent chat.
Camp is a great idea, and there are several good ones in NC. See
Two essential books for the parents:
The "bible" of childhood diabetes, "Understanding Diabetes" (aka The Pink
Panther book) by Dr. Peter Chase of the Barbara Davis Center at the University
of Colorado. The entire text is available online at
http://www.uchsc.edu/misc/diabetes/ud10.html and/or you can order a copy of
the book for $18 at that site.
Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family
Peace, Second Edition by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R.
Rubin, PhD, CDE. Published by the American Diabetes Association, 2002. 250
pages. Softcover. US$16.95. ISBN 1580401244.Brackenridge and Rubin provide
exceptionally good and detailed advice for managing what is perhaps the most
important part of your child's diabetes care: diet. How many of you parents of
kids with diabetes have struggled at meal time? Probably all of you. The
authors' advice is simple: adjust your child's insulin to cover their dietary
intake, not the other way around. This is exactly opposite from what many
parents are taught, but makes considerable sense. There's so much outstanding
advice and guidance in this book that a review can hardly do it justice. -
review by CWD webmaster Jeff Hitchcock
Lots of books for kids reviewed here:
Please let them know that diabetes is a lot of work, but that it's still
possible for their child to have a happy, healthy life. Above all, they need
friends and family who will help and offer support.
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