Kids First Diabetes Second: Tips for Parenting a Child with Type 1
Raising a child is a difficult job. Raising a child with a chronic illness such as diabetes can be a difficult job with a side order of special challenges. Leighann Calentine’s D-Mom Blog is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers of children with diabetes. Leighann shares her family’s experiences with her daughter’s type 1 diabetes in a forum that is intimate, informative, and inspirational. In a style both practical and affirming, Kids First, Diabetes Second presents Leighann’s advice to help parents and caregivers enable children with diabetes to thrive. Learn how to automate tasks, navigate challenges, celebrate achievements, establish a support group, relieve stress, and avoid being consumed by the management of the condition, while focusing on what’s most important: raising a happy, healthy child.
2013 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD WINNER
After you’ve met with MDs, RNs, RDs, and CDEs to learn the ABC’s of diabetes care (insulin injections, glucose monitoring, treating lows), the next people you need to meet have different credentials — MOM and DAD. Here, Leighann Calentine, MOM, offers her wisdom and guidance on parenting a child with type 1 diabetes. The chapter headings tell it best, perhaps none more so than chapter seven: Less Stress, More Happiness. That’s the essence of Calentine’s book — offering thoughts and strategies to achieve the true goal of all parents: kids who are happy and healthy, even with type 1 diabetes. There are many books about the medical aspects of living with type 1. There are few about the “living a life” aspects of type 1. This is one of the best. Highly Recommended.Published by Spry Publishing. ISBN 1938170008. 272 pages, paperback. US$15.95.2012