I was out running errands without the family and decided to pop into my local Barnes & Noble. I don’t normally shop at this particular book store because it’s not convenient to home, but I wanted to pick up a couple of books for my budding reader. While I was there I figured I should look to see if they had my book.
I glanced at signs and found the health section and then the shelf with diabetes books. They did in fact have one copy of my book. (A local friend told me that when she called our B&N asking for it the bookseller said they had had several requests so she was going to order a few to keep on the shelf.)
Of course I snapped a photo!
Here are a few recent reviews of the book.
Children With Diabetes
“After you’ve met with MDs, RNs, RDs, and CDEs to learn the ABC’s of diabetes care (insulin injections, glucose monitoring, treating lows), the next people you need to meet have different credentials — MOM and DAD. Here, Leighann Calentine, MOM, offers her wisdom and guidance on parenting a child with type 1 diabetes. The chapter headings tell it best, perhaps none more so than chapter seven: Less Stress, More Happiness. That’s the essence of Calentine’s book — offering thoughts and strategies to achieve the true goal of all parents: kids who are happy and healthy, even with type 1 diabetes. There are many books about the medical aspects of living with type 1. There are few about the “living a life” aspects of type 1. This is one of the best.” – Jeff Hitchcock, Founder of Children With Diabetes
“I’ve read ‘Kids First…’ and recommend it to families living with type I. While you’re reading keep an eye out for sidebars throughout the book written by DOC members whose names I’m betting that you’ll recognize. In fact on page 152 there is a particularly good piece about building a working relationship with your child’s school. Bet you can’t guess which DOCer wrote that one?”
Read the post “Kids First, Diabetes Second Book” on Arden’s Day.
The Life of a Diabetic
“For those that have gone through a diagnosis, either your own or a family member or child, then you probably experienced many of the same feelings and emotions that are described in this book. I couldn’t help but think about some of the same thoughts and reactions to situations described in the book that I had felt on the day I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago. Just as a heads up, I would probably have a box of Kleenex next to you when you do read this chapter.”
Read the post “Book Review – Kids First, Diabetes Second” on The Life of a Diabetic.
The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes
“This book has helpful and practical information on many common scenarios involved in raising a child with type 1 diabetes like school, birthday parties, sports, and play dates. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone who has a child with diabetes. Leighann is one smart cookie and I would expect anyone to get lots of value from this book.”
Read the post “Kids First, Diabetes Second Book Review” on The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes.
If you’d like to learn more about the book, you can read more on the Kids First, Diabetes Second book page. And if you do read it and find it to be a valuable resource, I would greatly appreciate if you could write a review on any of the online retail sites. Thanks!
Other Places You’ll Find Me
I also wanted to mention that I answer a reader question on the Disney Family.com website this month. A parent wanted advice about reentering the social scene after her child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Read the article “Getting Back on the Play-Date Circuit” on Disney Family.com.
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