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Question from Providence, Kentucky, USA:

My 11-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Where can I find some books to help me take care of her properly?

Answer:

You can ask your child’s diabetes team for the names of some books they might recommend. Two of the better overall books are Understanding Diabetes by Dr. Peter Chase and Dr. David Maahs and Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults by Dr. Ragnar Hanas.

In addition, there are many books written by parents, including Kids First, Diabetes Second by Leighann Calentine and Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents. In addition, Think Like a Pancreas is a very well written book by Gary Scheiner, a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) who also has type 1. Should your child have siblings, we also recommend My Sister Has Diabetes and How That Makes Me Feel by Grace Rooney.

All are available through Amazon.com