From the Back Cover
The support you need to manage your little ones diabetes. With your childs diagnosis of diabetes, you may be feeling grief, sadness, or fear. Everything you need to learn to take care of your childs diabetes, in addition to normal parenting issues, can seem overwhelming. You might even worry that you may do something wrong and harm your child. This reassuring guide will help you find a balance between good diabetes management and normal life. It explains how diabetes impacts your childs growth and development, and gives you plenty of ideas for dealing with routine diabetes care. The first book of its kind, Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers provides tips on:
- Fitting diabetes demands into real-life schedules
- Making injections easier
- Preventing, detecting, and treating hypoglycemia
- Dealing with food issues
- Monitoring blood glucose
- Working with your childs day care or preschool
- Meeting the physical, mental, and emotional needs of your child
- Explaining diabetes to brothers and sisters
This unique guide also includes experiences and advice from other parents of children with diabetes and amusing Family Circus cartoons.
About the Author
Jean Betschart, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., C.P.N.P., C.D.E., is a pediatric nurse practitioner and diabetes educator in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has worked with children with diabetes and their families since 1980: She is also the author of Its Time to Learn About Diabetes and A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land, and co-author of In Control: A Guide for Teens with Diabetes.