This fully updated edition of the popular When a Child Has Diabetes features the latest information about treatment, drugs, and lifestyle. This is the go-to guide for parent and family members to help children understand, cope, and live with diabetes.
Topics covered include:
- What diabetes is and how it is usually controlled;
- How to know when diabetes is not being well managed, and what to do about it;
- How to help young children deal with a condition they may not understand;
- How insulin pumps work, and who should use them;
- How to teach older children and teens to accept their “difference” and manage it responsibly;
- What complications may develop and how you can reduce the risks.
About the authors
Dr. Denis Daneman, MB, BCh, FRCP(C), joined SickKids as a resident in paediatrics in 1975 and as a staff endocrinologist in 1981. He was named Paediatrician-in-Chief in 2006. The Chief Paediatrician is the leading physician at SickKids. The incumbent holds the R.S. McLaughlin Foundation Chair in Paediatrics and is Chair of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.
Denis Daneman, Shaun Barrett, Jennifer Harrington