02:37pm Monday 25 May 2020

New American Diabetes Association Guide Offers Guidance for Parents of Children with Diabetes

Alexandria, VA Raising a child is a challenging task; however, raising a child with diabetes adds a level of complexity that can be overwhelming for parents. That’s why the third edition of American Diabetes Association’s Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes, by Jean Betschart Roemer, MN, MSN, CRNP, CDE, features the latest advances in diabetes care and parenting advice from the diabetes experts. 

Full of problem-solving examples and easy-to-use tables, this book shows parents how to adjust insulin to allow for the foods children like to eat, care for a child with diabetes, manage sick days, and plan nutritious and balanced meals. The guide also addresses how to play sports and games safely, maintain a busy schedule and still feel healthy and strong, negotiate the twists and turns of being “different,” and accept the physical and emotional challenges that life has to offer.

Most importantly, the guide recognizes that raising a child with diabetes is about more than keeping blood glucose levels on target — it’s about school, friends, extracurricular activities, and ensuring a child lives the healthiest and happiest life possible. Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes is a practical, easy-to-follow book that assures parents that their child can live a normal, healthy life with diabetes. 

Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes, 3rd ed. is available at www.ShopDiabetes.org, at bookstores nationwide or by calling 1-800-232-6733.


Jean Betschart Roemer, MN, MSN, CPNP, CDE is a pediatric nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is a past president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and past recipient of the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Health Professional Educator Award. She has written extensively for health care professionals, parents, children, and teens, and has worked with children with diabetes and their families since 1980. Ms. Roemer, mother of three, and grandmother of three, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1968.


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