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Must Read Books for those with diabetes...

The Best Year of My Life
Book 1: Getting Diabetes
(Paperback) by Jed Block (Author), Jeff Block (Creator) Recommended by Sandra
The book of better
 
The Book of Better
by Chuck Eichten
See
The Book of Better
for review.
 
Cheating Destiny : Living with Diabetes (Paperback)

by
James S. Hirsch  
Recommended by Sandra and Cathi; Diabetes Advocacy: Bring your tissue for this book. It is moving and offers a wonderful perspective on life with diabetes as both a parent and a child. It further provides a very interesting historical perspective on the disease and how people have lived with it over the years.
 A Cure for Emma
by Julie Colvin
It took the diagnosis of an incurable disease for my seven-year-old daughter—our fourth catastrophe in one year—to grab me by the shoulders and stop me in my tracks. This turning point, this "cry Uncle" moment made me see the vibrational boomerangs I had been sending out into the universe.
 Differences! Differences!
(for kids with diabetes, their friends and siblings).
by Rocky Lang and Sally Huss 
 
*No longer in print but please look at other titles by these authors.

bookDealing with Diabetes Burnout

A fabulous, hands on resource for anyone living with diabetes.

For a full review please go to this blog post.

  The Diabetes Travel Guide
This small (4.25 by 6.75 inches) book will guide you through preparing for travel with diabetes. You'll find all kinds of check lists and suggestions, as well as helpful tips on dealing with the unexpected -- such as sitting on an airplane waiting to take off. 
Available at Amazon.com
 Diabetes for Canadians For Dummies (Paperback)
by
Ian Blumer , Alan L. Rubin  Comments: Diabetes for Dummies is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE book! It is written so that ANYONE can learn from it--covers all types in depth. I bought it shortly after my child's diagnosis and still go back to it once in awhile. Deb
 
The Discovery of Insulin: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition
by
Michael Bliss 

Comments: This has touched me the most - and taught me the most. It really drives home the point that people DIED from this, and that insulin is a magical miracle drug - but not a cure. I cried and cried when I read that book.  Catherine
Also recommended by Alex with a caution that some of the pictures may be too disturbing for children.ont> 
 Even Superheros get Diabetes
Kelvin is a boy who loves all things "Superhero". He spends his playtime fighting off villains and other imaginary threats--always saving the day, of course. One day his fantasy world is interrupted by the reality of getting diabetes...the incessant finger pricks, shots, and the constant doctor's appointments. The comic book style illustrations by Micah Chambers-Goldberg beautifully connect children and parents to the world of diabetes. The book includes a kid friendly diagram that explains type 1 diabetes and a glossary that discusses both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes by Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and Steven V. Edelman, MD 
 Getting a Grip on Diabetes (Paperback)
by
Spike Nasmyth Loy and  Virginia Nasmyth Loy   Comments:  diagnosed as young kids if I remember right and avid sports guys. Surfers who were raising the white hogs and butchering them that scientists use to study islet transplants.  Carol.  Also recommended by Lisa
 Not Dead Yet
by Phil Sutherland

Part memoir, part sports adventure, Not Dead Yet tells the inspirational story of Phil Southerland’s battle with Type 1 diabetes and how from diagnosis to sheer determination, Phil Southerland beat all odds and turned his diagnosis and his passion for cycling into a platform. From leading a Race Across America to now managing a world-class cycling program, his journey on and off the bike is changing the way the world views diabetes.
 The New Glucose Revolution Pocket Guide to Childhood Diabetes
by
Jennie Brand-Miller 
Comments:
Recommended by Lisa
 Growing Up with Diabetes: What Children Want Their Parents to Know (Paperback)
by
Alicia McAuliffe 
A chance to step into your child's shoes...
Comments: As an adult who grew up with D, and as a parent who has kids with D, this book was a great reminder for me...Jacky

Also recommended by Jim as a must read! 

It's Time to Learn About Diabetes: A Workbook on Diabetes for Children (1995 Edition)
Comments:
Recommended by Sandra
little red sports car book
The Little Red Sports Car
by Eleanor Troutt
The main message in this upbeat tale is that life with diabetes can go on as usual – just with a few adjustments. 
 
Comments: When our son was diagnosed people gave us lots of books but the one that helped our whole family was "The Little Red Sports Car - A modern fable about diabetes" by Eleanor Troutt. It explains that you might have to do things differently but that you are still the same person who can still enjoy the things you did before dx. The author has had type 1 for 14 years and this book is the most upbeat that we have found. Cynthia
kids first book Kids First Diabetes Second  By Leighann Calentine

A must read for newly diagnosed as well as those who just need a good diabetes read!
laundry is eternalLife is short Laundry is Eternal by Scott Benner

Fabulous book on love, life and parenting! To read my full review go to the blog post.
Parenting a Child with Diabetes
by Gloria Loring.
 
A practical, down-to-earth guide that teaches you everything you need to know about caring for your diabetic child without driving yourself or your family crazy 
Recommended by Sandra
Pumping Insulin
by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts. 
 
Its a must for any pumper--new or old! We completely recommend this book for anyone who is thinking of pumping or is pumping. It will be one of your greatest resources even when you think you know it all!
teens with diabetes bookRaising Teens with Diabetes.  A Survival Guide for Parents
by Moira McCarthy

If you have a teen with diabetes this book is for you.  If you have a child who will grow up to be a teen with diabetes, keep this book around for later years. It will come in handy! To read the complete review, please go to our blog post
Real Life Parenting of Kids with Diabetes
by Virginia Nasmyth Loy   Recommended by Lisa
bookSue Lockwood: Accepting the Challenge
by Gordon Smith

This is the true story of blind hiker Sue Ellen Lockwood as told by her brother and (for twenty-five years) her caregiver.  It combines inspiration and adventure as this former physical education teacher deals with the complications of diabetes: blindness, kidney failure and finally an above-knee amputation.  
Sweetblood  Sweetblood is the story of 16 year old diabetic Lucy. She has a fascination with vampires and has her own theory that vampires are (or were) among us dealing with diabetic people not getting their insulin.
 
Comments:
Sweetblood is the story of 16 year old diabetic Lucy. She has a fascination with vampires and has her own theory that vampires are (or were) among us dealing with diabetic people not getting their insulin. She is always on a Transylvanian (vampire) web sight and is constantly looking for a so-called `vampire' by the name of Draco, and she believes (for good reasons) that he may be a vampire. One day she meets Draco face to face and... I wont tell you any more because it would ruin the story. Characters are well drawn and it has a great plot. Sweetblood also has some funny parts in it. I was very impressed. It was really good!...Lisa C
 Taking Diabetes to School by Kim Gosselin

is a great resource to read to classes when children are returning to school after diagnosis. Slightly dated but great nonetheless!
bookToo Sweet
by Laura Kronen
A funny look at life with diabetes.
For a full review please to to blog review.
Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With InsulinThink Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin by Gary Scheiner  Recommended by Sandra and Carol   until there is a cure

Until there is a Cure

The reader is taken on a journey through the glycemic index, graphs on glucometers, insulins, vitamins, exercise, Alzheimer disease, depression, Diabulimia CGM technology, how to fight complications and finally where to find support . Despite the daunting content, the book was surprisingly light and easy to read. It is a great resource for the newly diagnosed Type 1 or Type 2 person living with diabetes. It also provides some great information for veterans and those who are diabetes information junkies.
A Type 1 Diabetes Guide To The Universe A Type 1 Diabetes Guide to the Universe  by Joe Solowiejczyk
A Type1 Diabetes Guide to the Universe is...an experience to be had by the newly diagnosed, those sending their children to school for the first time, those sending their teens to parties, those sending young adults off to university. In other words, this is a book for every stage of your life as a family with Type 1 diabetes. To continue reading this review please see our blog post.
   
 Understanding Diabetes (Paperback)  by Dr. Peter Chase.
Also referred to as the "Pink Panther Book" many consider this to be one of the best resources for those living with Type 1 diabetes.
Using Insulin by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts.
Another great book for those living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes!
 
The Sweet Life by Chef Sam Talbot

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