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Publications for the Newly Diagnosed & For Quick Reference

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by kevin@diabetech.net, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. kevin@diabetech.net

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    Other than Understanding Diabetes (aka Pink Panther) by Peter Chase and available through CWD Foundation here, are there other books that anyone especially likes for the newly diagnosed family of a child w type 1?
     
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    Big fan of Ragnar Hanas' Type One Diabetes. Great book - one that I used right after dx and still refer to when needed. My favorite D book!
     
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    Using Insulin by John Walsh
    Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner
    and definitely get
    Type 1 Diabetes by Ragnar Hanas.
     
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    Don't forget Calorie King for carb counting ;).
     
  5. kevin@diabetech.net

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    I have read the one's by John Walsh but the other's I'll need to check out. Thanks for creating my list of books to read this month.

    Thanks.

    ...and CalorieKing is now accessible via my 3G cell phone ;) at http://www.calorieking.com/mobile
     
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    I don't know if this one would be the first I'd read after dx, but cheating destiny is good.
     
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    Cheating Destiny was excellent. The history lesson really put things in perspective and made me glad that we have the insulins, meters and other technologies that we have now.
     
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    Definitely agree on Cheating Destiny. I also liked The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes by Laura Plunkett: a very different experience.
     
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    Almost done with Cheating Destiny myself. Excellent book I agree - not so sure about being the first book after diagnosis though - although the author's personal account is perfect to be in there. It's great about tying all facets together of things I've read about over the last year and a half since diagnosis.
     
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    Yes, Cheating Destiny was a good book, but it took me awhile to want to read it because of the name - cheating destiny, meaning it was destiny that my child should die?? :eek: Still hate the name!

    I haven't found really any "great" books for the newly diagnosed. Pumping Insulin is a little advanced for the "newly" diagnosed, don't you think?

    Pink Panther was ok, always hated the pink panther though.. :D Not very personable, but gave some great basic facts..
     
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    "SweetKids - How to Balance Diabetes Control and Good Nutrition with Family Peace", by Betty Brackenridge and Richard Rubin :cwds:
     
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    One of my favorites, too...wish I'd had it sooner!
     
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    I think it is important to remember the kids also.

    Taking Diabetes to School
    Sugar Was my Best Food
    Sister Rose Has Diabetes

    These are books that have helped my daughter when each book became age appropriate for her.
     
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    Pumping Insulin is good, but it's really more for the advanced "user."
     
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    The Roger Hanas is my favorite Diabetes book. So very thorough!

    I also like Pink Panther a lot.

    Cheating Destiny is great, but isn't an instructional book. Also not good for newly diagnosed families IMO.

    An infrequent poster here wrote the Everything Guide to Juvenile Diabetes and I think it's a fantastic overview for new families. Not too overwhelming.

    The next D book I want to read is ......well, I can't remember the name and I'm in a big fat hurry to get out the door right now, but it's bookmarked somewhere. The Discovery of Insulin? It's a historical account.
     
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    Ah kids books. If you haven't read it to your child, The best year of my life is a great book.
     
  17. kevin@diabetech.net

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    thanks everybody.
     
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    Essntial books for newly (and not so newly) dx'd

    Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace, Second Edition by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE. Published by the American Diabetes Association, 2002. 250 pages. Softcover. US$16.95. ISBN 1580401244.Brackenridge and Rubin provide exceptionally good and detailed advice for managing what is perhaps the most important part of your child's diabetes care: diet. How many of you parents of kids with diabetes have struggled at meal time? Probably all of you. The authors' advice is simple: adjust your child's insulin to cover their dietary intake, not the other way around. This is exactly opposite from what many parents are taught, but makes considerable sense. There's so much outstanding advice and guidance in this book that a review can hardly do it justice. - review by CWD webmaster Jeff Hitchcock
     
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    I think I'd give diabetes awhile to set in before recommending Using Insulin or Think Like a Pancreas. Those concepts confuse me after years of dealing with diabetes.
     
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