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Helpful References for Type 1 Teens, Parents and Educators

Mar 31, 2011

I recently was asked to review a newly published workbook for teens with type 1 diabetes and their parents. As I looked at the excellent material in the workbook, trying to figure out how to incorporate it into my practice, I thought of how many wonderful resources are available for the diabetes educator to share. It is often difficult to spend time reviewing them all and choosing the best. Being a person that likes hold the material in my hands, I still like the concept of using books in addition to internet sites.

In an effort to collect a list of excellent resources for teens with diabetes , their parents and diabetes educators, I phoned a number of educators throughout the United States that work with teens, and asked them to provide a list of their favorites to share. I hope you will consider purchasing a few for your own library, and sharing them with others.

Brackenridge, Betty and Richard Rubin. Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes control and Good Nutrition with Family Peace. Alexandria, VA, American Diabetes Association, 2002

Coon, Nora. The Diabetes Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Living Well with Diabetes. Portland, OR, Rewarding Health Inc, 2006.

Hood, Korey. Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Diabetes. Magination Press. Washington, DC, 2010.

Joslin’s Guide to Managing Childhood Diabetes: A family teamwork approach. Joslin Diabetes Center, 2009.

Loy, Spike and Bo Loy. 487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetes. Alexandria, VA, American Diabetes Association, 2004.

Loy, Spike et al. Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips and Techniques for Kids and Teens. Alexandria, VA, American Diabetes Association, 2007.

Loy, Virginia. Real Life Parenting of Kids with Diabetes. Alexandria, VA, American Diabetes Association, 2001.

Siminerio, Linda and Jean Betschart. Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes. Alexandria, VA, American Diabetes Association, 2000.

Tolle, Lauren and William O’Donohue. Help with the Hard Stuff: Workbooks for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes and their Parents. Albuquerque, NM, Health Press, 2010.

Wysocki,Tim. The Ten Keys to helping your Child Grow Up with Diabetes. Alexandria, VA, American Diabetes Association, 2004.

What resources do you have to add to the list? Please share!


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  1. Jul 18, 2016

    Does anyone have a any suggestions for apps for a austic teenager with T2DM?


    Lisa James

  2. Oct 02, 2011

    This is a wonderful reasource. I generally work w/older adults, but do have a few contacts w/young children and teens. I was unable to print this for reference material and would appreciate it if you would reforward this info. Thanks--Joanne
  3. Apr 18, 2011

    Any suggestions for resources or advice for taking cde exam??? thanks
  4. Apr 03, 2011

    ADA summer camps Joslin & Clara Barton Diabetes Center: teen weekends, teen wilderness trips
  5. Apr 01, 2011

    Youth group in Miami.

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