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Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes. Cheryl Alkon, $25.95

Diabetes affects women of all life stages. If not managed properly, women with diabetes are more likely to encounter complications such as infertility and pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, birth defects, infections and other problems. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes is a unique, patient-written guidebook that includes medical facts, first person reports, and interviews from women living with diabetes who share their pregnancy-related experiences. This practical guide for diabetic mothers-to-be will help you manage your diabetes and enjoy a healthy pregnancy and birth.


Can I Tell You about Diabetes (Type 1)? A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals. Julie Edge, $15.95

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.


Diabetes Snacks, Treats and Easy Eats for Kids. Barbara Grunes, $18.50

130 recipes for the foods kids really like to eat.

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Diabetes: the Ultimate Teen Guide. Katherine Moran, $14.95

This practical guide for teens with diabetes talks about issues specific to teens ages 16 to 19. It includes multiple no-nonsense tips that demonstrate how life with diabetes can be lived to the fullest. By identifying strategies to help manage high and low blood glucose and giving you ideas on how to get through the everyday drudge without giving up on your diabetes management, author Katherine Moran provides an essential source that is filled with informative and engaging photographs and illustrations, historical tidbits, and an index... Filled with informative and engaging photographs and illustrations, historical tidbits, and an index, teens learn more about what diabetes is, what effective treatment strategies are, how to handle negative feelings, and how to stay healthy and maintain an active life.


Even Little Kids Get Diabetes. Connie White Pirner, $10.99 (ages 3-6)

Easy language and simple explanations will help even very young children understand what it means to have diabetes. They will find some of their own experiences described and at the same time receive reassurance that they are still “regular kids.”


The Everything® Parent’s Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes: Reassuring Advice for Managing Symptoms and Raising a Happy, Healthy Child. Moira McCarthy, $16.50

The Everything® Parent’s Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes helps parents deal with the challenges you and your child face — one day at a time.


Gestational Diabetes DVD. InJoy Productions, $39.99 (22 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

This program teaches pregnant women who have gestational diabetes how to keep their blood glucose in a safe and healthy range for the remainder of their pregnancy. It explains the condition, the risk factors and covers healthy food choices, physical activity, medications and more.

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In Control: a Guide for Teens with Diabetes. Jean Betschart & Susan Thom, $17.50 (ages 13+)

This helpful and highly readable guide explains everything you need to know to get you through the teen years. Straightforward and current, this one-of-a-kind book tackles the issues and answers the questions you may face, including:

  • Is it time for me to handle more of my diabetes care?
  • What can I do about mood changes?
  • What about junk food or fast food?
  • When should I tell my boyfriend or girlfriend about my diabetes?
  • Does diabetes affect my sexuality?
  • How do I choose, talk to, and negotiate with my medical team?

Life Disrupted: Getting Real about Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties. Laurie Edwards, $16.95

Life Disrupted is a personal and unflinching guide to living well with a chronic illness: managing your own health care without letting it take over your life, dealing with difficult doctors and frequent hospitalizations, having a productive and satisfying career that accommodates your health needs, and nurturing friendships and a loving, committed relationship regardless of recurring health problems.


Medical Management of Pregnancy Complicated Diabetes, 4th Edition. Edited by Lois Jovanovič; American Diabetes Association, $57.95

Pregnancy complicated by diabetes is a medical challenge that can be minimized through a program of expert protocols and patient partnerships. This newly revised edition presents a complete package of these protocols that can help produce healthy infants in pregnancies complicated by type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Includes:

  • Pre-pregnancy counselling
  • Contraception
  • Psychological impact of diabetes and pregnancy
  • Glycemic control
  • Nutritional management
  • Use of insulin
  • Diagnostic testing and fetal surveillance
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Neonatal care
  • Postpartum follow-up

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100 Questions & Answers about Your Child's Diabetes. Elizabeth Platt, Jerrold Olshan & Maryann Waterman, $22.50

This reader-friendly guide is an invaluable resource for learning how to manage the medical, emotional and practical daily challenges of raising a child with Type 1 diabetes.


101 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids with Diabetes. Laura Hieronymus & Patti Geil, $24.95

From toddlers to teens, 101 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids with Diabetes offers tips and advice on medication, nutrition, psychological considerations, special situations, and much more.


Taking Diabetes to School. Kim Gosselin, $16.50 (ages 5-10)

When read aloud, other children can start to identify why a peer with diabetes may be treated differently and begin to empathize with the peer. In addition, children with diabetes or children who have conditions that set them apart as being different begin to feel accepted and safe. Book includes a Kid Quiz to reinforce new information and Ten Tips for Teachers to provide additional facts and ideas for teacher use.

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Type 1 Teens: a Guide to Managing Your Life with Diabetes. Korey Hood, $15.95

Friends. School. Parents. Driving. Dating. Add type 1 diabetes, and your teenage life feels even more complicated. Too many competing priorities, not enough time, right? Type 1 Teens outlines straightforward strategies and tips to help you manage your diabetes before it manages you. Crack it open for simple-to-use tools and insider advice. Find practical and realistic self-help, all in this do-it-in-a-snap guide. Type 1 Teens gives you just want you need to own your diabetes, advocate for yourself, prevent diabetes burnout, and take back the control of your priorities.


When You’re a Parent with Diabetes: a Real-Life Guide to Staying Healthy While Raising a Family. Kathryn Gregorio Palmer, $16.00

From the psychological to the medical to the purely practical, When You’re a Parent with Diabetes guides parents with diabetes through the ups and downs of staying healthy while raising a family … When You’re a Parent with Diabetes is full of practical ideas, suggestions, and helpful advice on living well with diabetes while preparing for, becoming, and being a parent. A diabetic, mother of two, and diabetes educator, Kathryn Gregorio Palmer blends her own experience with expert advice and tips from other parents to create a compassionate and useful handbook unlike anything currently on the shelves.

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Complete Booklist

Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes. Cheryl Alkon, $26.50

Diabetes Snacks, Treats and Easy Eats for Kids. Barbara Grunes, $21.95

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes: Reassuring Advice for Managing Symptoms and Raising a Happy, Healthy Child. Moira McCarthy, $16.50

Gestational Diabetes DVD. InJoy Productions, $39.99 (22 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada.

Life Disrupted: Getting Real about Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties. Laurie Edwards, $16.95

Medical Management of Pregnancy Complicated Diabetes, 4th Edition. Edited by Lois Jovanovič; American Diabetes Association, $73.95

100 Questions & Answers about Your Child's Diabetes. Elizabeth Platt, Jerrold Olshan & Maryann Waterman, $21.95

101 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids with Diabetes. Laura Hieronymus & Patti Geil, $19.95

When You’re a Parent with Diabetes: a Real-Life Guide to Staying Healthy While Raising a Family. Kathryn Gregorio Palmer, $16.00

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Books for Kids and Teens

Can I Tell You about Diabetes (Type 1)? A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals. Julie Edge, $15.95 (7+)

Diabetes: the Ultimate Teen Guide. Katherine Moran, $26.00 (13+)

Even Little Kids Get Diabetes. Connie White Pirner, $10.99 (ages 3-6)

In Control: a Guide for Teens with Diabetes. Jean Betschart & Susan Thom, $17.50 (13+)

Taking Diabetes to School. Kim Gosselin, $16.50 (ages 5-10)

Type 1 Teens: a Guide to Managing Your Life with Diabetes. Korey Hood, $15.95 (ages 13+)

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