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Living with Diabetes
  • Authored by: Katrina Parker, M.D.
  • From the Series: Teen's Guides
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 081606346X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6346-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 616.4
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 176

Summary

There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Though each one affects insulin differently, both result in high blood sugar levels. People with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin injections, which may have a significant impact on their day-to-day life and activities, while those with Type 2 diabetes can often be treated with diet and medication.

A user-friendly and accessible guide for teens living with the disease or who have diabetic family or friends, Living with Diabetes examines various real-life cases and treatments currently available. Sidebars highlighting key points of interest, along with appendixes listing helpful organizations, support groups, online resources, and further reading complete this informative reference work.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Glossary. Sidebars. Further reading.

About the Author(s)

Katrina Parker, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Children’s Hospital, is director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the UTMB, Galveston. A graduate of Michigan State University and Wayne State University School of Medicine, she is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Parker is a member of the Texas Diabetes Council, American Diabetes Association, and the American Board of Pediatrics and serves with the Nutrition and Obesity Prevention Curriculum Team at UTMB. She lives in Manvel, Texas.

Reviews and Awards

"Clearly written, accurate, and up-to-date...accessible to teens...A great choice for report-writers, support groups, or individual readers motivated by personal experience with the disease."
Booklist

"...much knowledge to offer teens, caregivers, or concerned friends...Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"Although written for teens with diabetes, this title would be useful for anybody interested in the condition and the daily reality of living with it...The information is presented clearly and matter-of-factly..."
School Library Journal

"...well-organized and clearly written..."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

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