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Diabetes and Me: An Essential Guide for Kids and Parents

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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 f
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Hill and Wang (first published June 18th 2013)
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Stewart Tame
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
The title describes this book much better than I ever could. It's a guide to diabetes--what the disease is, what it means to those who have it, treatment and maintenance ... the works. Part of my curiosity about this book probably stems from being myself recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I learned quite a bit, though my doctor had already gone over the basics with me. The book seems to be aimed more at younger readers--youths and teenagers mostly. It's not that the information isn't usefu ...more
Tessie
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Not appropriate for kids under 12.
Karen Perry
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This title is a nonfiction comic guidebook on diabetes prepared by an author who has diabetes and her artist husband. Diabetes is becoming more common among children and youth every year. This guide defines diabetes, explains the various medical professional roles, tells how to keep up with your scores, and how to balance food as fuel, exercise, and insulin. The illustrations are black and white drawings in comic format. While a reader could wish for a full color spread, the illustrations are de ...more
Marina Martin
Jan 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
People reviewing this book clearly did not read it cover to cover. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK FOR CHILDREN. It includes a woman goes blind and gets her toes amputated (and whose family MAKES FUN of her for this), a bride who collapses on her wedding day and needs her new husband to give her a Glucagon, and all medical professionals are illustrated like scary monsters. Additionally, the text is very dense and technical for a kid. Sensationalist and scary for kids. Totally unnecessary; I hope the author ...more
Emilia P
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Despite it's over-obvs name (though I guess...it's for a specific group for whom this would be the best way to find it) this book was really quite good and well-structured. For an educational guide about different kinds of diabetes, what the problem is, how it's treated, and how life goes on with an insulin pump, this was a great read. Is it weird that I kind of didn't want to put it down? Yeah, it is. I will credit about 75% Bertozzi's personable but not rigid illustrations. He's pretty great.
Karen
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Graphic novel format. Information is presented in child friendly way. Highly recommend
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