Diabetes and Me

Diabetes and Me

An Essential Guide for Kids and Parents

Graphic Novel - 2013
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An upbeat, empathetic, and essential guide for young people with diabetes

In Diabetes and Me: An Essential Guide for Kids and Parents , Kim Chaloner, who has been teaching award-winning science classes for fifteen years, gives kids the tools they need to take charge of their health and understand what it means to be diagnosed with diabetes. In this graphic guide, she walks four young people through the basics of diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, revealing . . .

* The early signs of diabetes and how doctors can help

* What it means to have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes

* What the pancreas is and how it works

* How to manage the ups and downs of blood sugar levels

* Strategies for diet and exercise

* How to explain diabetes to friends and family members

* And much more!

Illustrated by the award-winning artist Nick Bertozzi, Diabetes and Me is an informative, empowering handbook for parents, teachers, and kids looking to learn more about how to handle one of today's most common conditions.

Publisher: New York :, a Novel Graphic from Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,, 2013, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780809038718
9780809028191
Branch Call Number: YA GRAPHIX 616. 462 CHA
Characteristics: ix, 157 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bertozzi, Nick - Illustrator

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beautykitty
Nov 05, 2014

This book tries to reach kids with diabetes, to help them help themselves. It's easy to read, and they will get some good information even if they just skim the cartoons.

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