Is your child’s A1c being really stubborn? Do you wonder what a “super bolus” is? Are you considering an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM)? Here are six books to help parents manage their child’s type 1 diabetes.
Understanding Insulin Pumps: For me this book was the perfect amount of information–not too little, not too much–to get me prepared to start the insulin pump and demystify basal rates, the risk associated with DKA with regard to the pump, etc.
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Read more about Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin–Completely Revised and Updated written by Gary Scheiner and purchase your own copy.
Until There is a Cure: I say time and again that I think it’s important to keep our children in the best of health for the time if/when there is a true cure for diabetes. Gary’s book Until There is a Cure is founded on exactly that premise: let’s do the best we can with the current and emerging technologies, medicines, and approaches in diabetes care.
Emotional Eating with Diabetes: Ginger’s book Emotional Eating with Diabetes intrigued me for a couple of reasons. First, I think that it is all too easy to develop food issues when you have diabetes because there is so much pressure about and emphasis placed on food. Second, I know that I don’t eat as well as I should and thought perhaps it would give me some insight into my own eating habits, even though I am not the one with diabetes.
Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: I think this book would be a great resource for people exploring the use of an insulin pump. I wish I had read it as we began thinking about a pump a few years ago. It does touch upon all those topics listed on the cover. But I think the book provides more general knowledge than nitty gritty how-to.