Meet Debbie, a young girl with diabetes type 1.
Debbie invites readers to learn about this type of diabetes from her perspective, describing how it feels to have high and low blood sugar levels. She explains how she can monitor her blood sugar and controls it with medication. Debbie also talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported.
This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and nurses. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
Dr. Julie Edge has been a consultant in pediatric diabetes since 1997, and is the lead clinician for children's and adolescent diabetes in Oxfordshire, UK. She is the clinical lead for the local Children and Young People's Diabetes Network, is involved nationally in the NICE diabetes guideline for children review and the Diabetes Peer Review program, and was on the NHS Diabetes Program Board for the Department of Health. She is a past chair of the Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians in England.
"Julie Edge has succeeded in explaining the complexities of living with type 1 diabetes through the voice of a young person. An essential read for families, friends, teachers, carers and young people with diabetes."--Dr Chizo Agwu, FRCPCH, National Chairman (UK), Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC)
64 pages. 2014
Ages 7-15 Grades 2-10