Diabetes The Ultimate Teen Guide by Katherine J. Moran
  

Diabetes The Ultimate Teen Guide

Written by Katherine J. Moran
Illustrated by Lisa P. Merriman
Part of the It Happened to Me Series

Synopsis

Diabetes The Ultimate Teen Guide by Katherine J. Moran

This practical guide for teens with diabetes talks about issues specific to teens ages 16 to 19. It includes multiple no-nonsense tips that demonstrate how life with diabetes can be lived to the fullest. By identifying strategies to help manage high and low blood glucose and giving you ideas on how to get through the everyday drudge without giving up on your diabetes management, author Katherine Moran provides an essential source that is filled with informative and engaging photographs and illustrations, historical tidbits, and an index. Chapters cover using a meal plan and counting carbohydrates; understanding insulin therapy and oral medications; using physical activity to control glucose levels; dealing with other illnesses and preventing complications; being a safe and responsible driver; maintaining good health when traveling; overcoming peer pressure; and creating effective coping strategies for managing and living with diabetes. With the help of this book, teens will learn more about just what diabetes is, the treatment, how to handle the negative feelings it spans, and how to stay healthy and maintain an active life. Written in teen speak, Diabetes: The Ultimate Teen Guide, is a practical, hands-on guide that addresses the social and health issues specific to diabetic teens ages 16 to 19. Intended to empower teens to take control over the diabetes through effective disease management, they learn how to stay healthy and live life to the fullest-even with diabetes-through this no-nonsense guidance. Chapters cover using a meal plan and counting carbohydrates; understanding insulin therapy and oral medications; using physical activity to control glucose levels; dealing with other illnesses and preventing complications; being a safe and responsible driver; maintaining good health when traveling; overcoming peer pressure; and creating effective coping strategies for managing and living with diabetes. Filled with informative and engaging photographs and illustrations, historical tidbits, and an index, teens learn more about what diabetes is, what effective treatment strategies are, how to handle negative feelings, and how to stay healthy and maintain an active life.

Reviews

This tightly focused title looks at specific problems or issues that teens with diabetes may face. Chapters include the importance of establishing the patterns of blood-sugar readings, the types and uses of various medications, and the importance of diet and exercise, even with insulin-dependent diabetes...public libraries will definitely want this informative book on their shelves. School Library Journal

About the Author

Katherine J. Moran is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator. She dedicated her professional life to diabetes management and education after her daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of three.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

Katherine J. Moran
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Publisher

Scarecrow Press

Publication date

28th February 2006

ISBN

9780810856424


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