One of the biggest obstacles we faced when my daughter was diagnosed at 2 was not battles over shots or finger pokes; it was over food. We were used to having pleasant, sit-down dinners as a family, but at 2 years old, she had the power to send me into panic mode when she wouldn't eat the carbs I had already given her insulin for. No amount of punishment, crying (on my part), or anything else worked to get her to understand the importance of eating what I had set out for her. How could it? She was only 2. I found this book while browsing titles and it saved our family dinner! By giving her insulin after she had eaten, I got the control over our family dinner back and it became a pleasant experience again. Also, she started eating more when she wasn't being hassled about it, and she needed to put some weight back on. We still maintained excellent control (not perfect, but ours never has been). We've had diabetes for 5 years and I'm still thankful we had a way to deal with a very trying issue at a very stressful time (diagnosis).
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
This is an excellent book especially for newly diagnosed kids and their parents. It was easy to read and understand. I have implemented many ideas from this book and I highly recommend it.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
A wonderful book that took me through the hurdles when my grandson was first diagnosed. I referred to it again when researching my own book about type 1. I recommend it highly.
A "real life" guide to managing diabetes in children.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
This book contains the most common sense, practical information I have found yet for helping manage my toddlers diabetes. This is not a medical text, but an easy to read guide for managing insulin, meals and the behavioral problems related to diabetes. There are excellent suggestions on how to not let the behavioral problems develop. I highly recommend this "down to earth" book
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