I feel every child and family should get a copy of your truthful and insightful book. We are often not informed about the causes, research and treatment of our children's diabetes at the depth you go into in your book. Your chapter on the pump is great. (Her son, 9 years of age was diagnosed at 7 years of age and is now on the insulin pump as of Jan. 1999) -- Angela R. McConnell, Fairfield, Connecticut
I have found it most informative and, what particularly interests me, it is written in a way that is easy for us lay people to understand. I congratulate you on this superb addition to our library on diabetes. In my opinion it stands head and shoulders above the rest. -- Sue Leuner Editor, Diabetes Focus, Official Publication of the South African Diabetes Association
I must confess that as a diabetic for the past 35 years I have read numerous books and booklets on diabetes and its management, but never ever have I been alerted to the magnitude of proper management of the disease than in your book. All my unanswered concerns and questions have been answered. -- Cleve Butler, President, Dominican Diabetic Association
It is a splendid book - full of good information. The principles and details of management are in agreement with my own and others in my country. It would be a very good reference for health professionals. I would certainly buy a copy if it was available in Australia and recommend it to my intelligent patients as a regular guide and reference. -- John Court, M.D. Senior Physician, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
It is an impressive and extremely useful reference book on childhood diabetes. I guess that it contains everything needed for caring for the patient and his family and all needed to be known by any physician. You have done an excellent job and we look forward for its establishment as "the textbook" for diabetes in children and adolescents. -- Prof. Christos S. Bartsocas Department of Pediatrics, National University of Athens, Greece
The book is excellent and I think will have a wide appeal internationally. However, the book is not suitable for everyone, but certainly would be extremely useful to families and young adults who want comprehensive information and for nurses, general practitioners and other health professionals involved in the care of people with IDDM. Congratulations for an excellent and much needed book. -- Marg McGill, Manager, Diabetes Educator, The Diabetes Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia
The book is well written and easy to understand. We read small pieces from time to time. Evelina herself can even look in the book and pick up certain things. -- Kenneth Andersson-Emmoth, Sweden, Father of Evelina, 10 years
The more I read of it, the more I think it is a remarkable resource reference for professionals and parents. -- Peter Swift, Consultant Paediatrician, The Childrens Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
From the Author
I have worked with children and adolescents with diabetes up to the age of 25 for more than 15 years now and I have learned a lot from them through the years. I have collected all my experience in this book and my aim has been to publish a book that is equally readable by persons/parents with diabetes and professionals. When we have the same source of knowledge we can easily share each others thoughts and ideas. I have found it essential that there is scientific evidence behind recommendations and guidelines. Therefore the book contains more than 400 references for further reading. Although I am a pediatrician I have adapted the text to address also the issues of adults with type 1 diabetes.
Sometimes in this book I speak directly to you, the person with diabetes, and sometimes I address your family or parents. At other times there is even information for third parties, like the diabetes team members. When you are reading this book, just imagine that we are all together, sitting around a table, discussing diabetes. Remember that you run your own life - don't let your diabetes take over! Instead you can learn how to handle your diabetes in the different situations that life has to offer.