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Introduction Chapter 1: What Is Type 1 Diabetes? The Physiology of Type 1 Diabetes Signs and Symptoms Type 1 Versus Type 2 Statistics and Type 1 Common Misperceptions and Truths Treatment Options Chapter 2: Type 2 Diabetes and Children The Physiology of Type 2 Diabetes Signs and Symptoms Why Type 2 Is Hard for a Kid Taking Control of Type 2 Statistics Treatment Options Support for Type 2 Chapter 3: Diagnosis Day How It Happens Where to Go and What to Expect What Happens at the Hospital The Emotional Toll How and What to Tell Your Friends The Guts to Go Home Chapter 4: Bonding with Your Diabetes Team The Pediatric Endocrinologist The Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) The Nutritionist The Social Worker How to Find a Good Match Building a Positive Relationship Chapter 5: Letters, Numbers, and Other Diabetes Codes DKA A1c¿Not as Easy as ABC Breaking Down Daily Averages Realistic Goals at All Ages Good Numbers Versus Bad Numbers The Numbers in Your Child¿s Future Chapter 6: Tools of the Trade The Way It Used to Be Today¿s Insulin Choices How to Know What¿s Best for Your Child Meters 101 Glucagon 101 New Devices: Today and on the Horizon Chapter 7: All about Pumps What Is an Insulin Pump? The Pros and Cons of Pumping Ages and Pump Issues Where to Begin Cool Pump Tricks for Everyone Saying No to Pumping Chapter 8: The First Weeks Settling In Organizing, Storing, and Toting the Supplies How to Use Your Medical Team During the First Weeks That First High Blood Sugar That First Low Blood Sugar Nighttime Checks: How Many and How Often? Chapter 9: Family Dynamics Sibling Matters Extended Family Spouses and Sharing the Disease Divorced Parents and Diabetes Planning When Diabetes Strikes More than One Child Chapter 10: School Time The First Day Back How, When, and What to Tell Other Students Making the School Nurse Your Partner 504s and Other Long-Term Plans When Your School Doesn¿t Have a Nurse The Rest of the Team When a School Won¿t Cooperate Chapter 11: Playtime Around the Block Can Feel Like Around the World Adjusting for Outside Days Youth Sports and Diabetes Safe Playgroups and Play Dates Birthday Parties The Beach, the Mountains, and the Wilderness Chapter 12: Support for Parents and Caregivers Why Parents Need Support Finding Support Online Support In-Person Support Using Your Support Becoming the Support Person Chapter 13: Support for Your Child Kids Need Support Even More Than You Where to Find Help Diabetes Camps Online Support Publications When Basic Support Is Not Enough Chapter 14: The Honeymoon Period What Is the Honeymoon Period? How to Cope Hope and Denial A Time to Learn and Explore Can the Honeymoon Be Extended? When It¿s Over Chapter 15: Independence and What it Means Age-Appropriate Independence The Slumber Party High School Freedom When to Say Goodbye to the School Nurse Checking Meters, Asking Questions Setting Your Child Free Chapter 16: Hitting the Wall: Kids and Burnout Signs and Symptoms Battling Burnout When Nothing Works Counseling: Finding the Best Other Places Your Child Can Heal The Age Question Chapter 17: Hitting the Wall: Parent and Caregiver Burnout Signs and Symptoms Avoiding Burnout Battling Burnout When Nothing Works Counseling: When and Where? How to Escape Chapter 18: Teen Issues Attitude Changes The ¿Cool¿ Factor Driving Alcohol Sex and Other Traps Recognizing a Cry for Help Chapter 19: Sick Day Management Common Ailments and Disabilities Cuts, Scrapes, and Breaks Stomach Bugs and Treatment Emergency Room Visits Stocking Your Sick Day Cabinet Other Long-Term Health Issues Chapter 20: Advocacy and Fundraising: Are They Right for You? The Advocacy and Fundraising World The American Diabetes Association (ADA) The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Other Big Names Is Volunteering Right for You? When It¿s Wrong Chapter 21: The Path to a Bright Future Twenty-five Years Ago Better Treatment Options Are Here The Artificial Pancreas Cures on the Horizon Complications: Why the Long-Term Statistics Change What You Can Do Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Top Diabetes Centers in Major Cities Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Diabetes in children.
Diabetes in children -- Patients -- Home care.