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The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes

This book discusses, with humor and openness, the most intimate issues that individuals need to know about diabetes.

The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph Over Diabetes

It started as the perfect story. Zippora Karz was a member of the famed New York City Ballet by the age of eighteen. By twenty she was starring as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, dancing roles created by Jerome Robbins, and traveling the world. It was the stuff dreams are made of until, at age twenty-one, Karz was diagnosed with diabetes.

The Type 1 Diabetes Self-Care Manual: A Complete Guide to Type 1 Diabetes Across the Lifespan

The Type 1 Diabetes Self-Care Manual: A Complete Guide to Type 1 Diabetes Across the Lifespan for People with Diabetes, Parents, and Caregivers offers practical, evidence-based and common sense help for people with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers. For the close to 1.5 million people with type 1 diabetes in the United States alone and their family and friends, this book will help them understand the effects of type 1 diabetes, not just when diagnosed, but throughout their lifespan. Dr. Jamie Wood and Dr. Anne Peters, two of the most respected and sought-after endocrinologists, provide an easy-to-follow narrative on all aspects of the disease. The Type 1 Diabetes Self-Care Manual will be the go-to reference for everyone touched by type 1 diabetes.

The Ups and Downs of Audrey May

Nine year old Audrey May knows that life can be full of changes. She has no idea that starting a new school will be much easier than finding out she has Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes

Type 1 Teens outlines straightforward strategies and tips to help you manage your diabetes before it manages you. Crack it open for simple-to-use tools and insider advice. Find practical and realistic self-help, all in this do-it-in-a-snap guide.

When I Go Low

Jax the Cat likes to play soccer, eat sandwiches, and ride his bike with his friends — oh, and he also has type 1 diabetes! For Jax, one of the hardest parts of living with type 1 diabetes is noticing how he feels when his blood sugar is low. One day, he goes on a walk to find other kids with type 1 and learns a few new things about low blood sugars along the way!

Year One With Type One

Through Andrew’s eyes, you’ll get a first hand look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and everyday routine of type one. At 4 years old, he manages his new responsibility while still managing to enjoy everything a kid his age should. The fun rhyme and playful scenes make this book accessible, not only to diagnosed children, but to the family members, friends, and classmates looking for an inside look into T1D.

Young Adult Type 1 Diabetes Realities

Young adulthood is full of exciting discoveries, new adventures and lots of learning. For those young adults with type 1 diabetes, this time of life can be stressful and dangerous. This book is full of practical advice and first-person accounts of how to successfully manage the transition from dependence (life with Mom and Dad) to independence in life with type 1 diabetes.

Young Voices: Life with Diabetes

In Young Voices – Life with Diabetes, the faceless generation who are mere numbers in tomorrow’s diabetes statistics are given a face and a voice – both in a global context and in their communities. Narrated by Hala Khalaf, Novo Nordisk Media Prize winner 2004, and photographed by Jesper Westley, Young Voices – Life with Diabetes is a collection of eight stories about the lives of thirteen youths around the world.

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