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100 Questions & Answers About Your Child's Type 1 Diabetes

Author(s): Elizabeth S. Platt
Jerrold S. Olshan, MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
MaryAnn Waterman, PNP, FNP, CDE, Maine Medical Partners, Pediatric Specialty Care, Scarborough, Maine
  • ISBN-13: 9780763784553
  • Paperback    238 pages      © 2012
Price: $21.95 US List
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An estimated 1 in 600 children in the US develops Type 1 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes in kids. A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes can be distressing and confusing for parents and caregivers, but now there is expert help. 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Type 1 Diabetes provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions about the disease. This reader-friendly guide is an invaluable resource for learning how to manage the medical, emotional, and practical daily challenges of raising a child with Type 1 diabetes.

Part One  The Basics
Part Two  Treating Type 1 Diabetes in Children
Part Three  Feeding a Child with Diabetes
Part Four  Sick Days
Part Five  Daily Life with Diabetes
Part Six  Other Things Parents Worry About

Elizabeth S. Platt

Elizabeth Platt is a medical and science writer/editor living and working in Maine. She learned about high-risk pregnancy first-hand when she had her first son, Nathaniel, at the age of 38, and had a refresher course with her second son, Eric, at the age of 40. Elizabeth previously coauthored 100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer with Zora Brown, now in its second edition, and is currently the Managing Editor of the women's health website In her spare time, she breeds Lippitt Morgan horses at her farm in Buxton, Maine, where she lives with her sons, their father, two teenage stepchildren, and assorted dogs, cats, and poultry.

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Jerrold S. Olshan, MD-Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine

Jerrold S. Olshan, MD, is Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Division and the Pediatric Specialty Group at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He also holds the post of Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts School of Medicine. Dr. Olshan received his medical degree in 1984 at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, followed by an internship and residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He sees pediatric patients at a number of medical facilities throughout Maine.

MaryAnn Waterman, PNP, FNP, CDE-Maine Medical Partners, Pediatric Specialty Care, Scarborough, Maine

Maryann Waterman, PNP, FNP, CDE, has worked at Maine Medical Partners Pediatric Specialty Group in the Diabetes Division for the past 11 years. She resides in Falmouth, ME with her husband. She has two children.

  • 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Type 1 Diabetes will be a great resource to families with newly diagnosed children. It made me think back to all the questions I had when my daughter was diagnosed—some that I was afraid to ask. Even though we’ve been living with Hannah’s diabetes for 5 years, I still learned a few things I didn’t know!”
    Pam, parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes

  • 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Type 1 Diabetes is very informative, and a great resource to have as different situations arise. I found that it helped me to understand the disease better and look at the overall picture instead of focusing on blood glucose readings and giving insulin shots.”
    Kristin, mother of a toddler recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

  •  "This book is a rare combination of candor, self-revelation, and sound medical information. The primary author, Elizabeth Platt, is the mother of a boy with Type 1 diabetes and I am a pediatrician. By title, the book addresses 100 questions about diabetes in the pediatric population, but in practice in does more. The book provides a framework that helps a family learn to live with this disease at home, at school, in the doctor's office, on the playground, and into the adult years. I have already used it and recommended it to my families who are living with diabetes. Especially helpful for the newly diagnosed, the book holds nuggets even for those of us with years of experience. Kudos."

    Barbara Allison-Bryan, MD
    Gloucester, VA
    5 Star Review
  • "It's an easy, well-organized read, and I highly recommend it."

    Emily Coles

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