Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace, Second Edition

Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE

Offers parents advice on helping their diabetic children, and discusses diet, meal planning, snacks, low blood sugar, sports, and child development

Betty Brackenridge and Richard Rubin provide exceptionally good and detailed advice for managing what is perhaps the most important part of your child’s diabetes care: diet. How many of you parents of kids with diabetes have struggled at meal time? Probably all of you. The authors’ advice is simple: adjust your child’s insulin to cover their dietary intake, not the other way around. This is exactly opposite from what many parents are taught (even today), but makes considerable sense. There’s so much outstanding advice and guidance in this book that a review can hardly do it justice.

The breadth and depth of dietary information and advice in this book is second to none. You’ll find help on nutrition; growth; snacks; coping with sports and eating disorders; special advice for toddlers, school-age kids and teens; and how to avoid parental burnout. This second edition includes pumps in kids and the new insulin analogs. Though from 2002, I cannot recommend Sweet Kids highly enough. Highly recommended.

Published by the American Diabetes Association. 250 pages. Softcover. US$16.95. ISBN 1580401244.2002

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