Highs & Lows of Type 1 Diabetes: The Ultimate Guide for Teens and Young Adults

Highs & Lows of Type 1 Diabetes: The Ultimate Guide for Teens and Young Adults

Highs & Lows of Type 1 Diabetes: The Ultimate Guide for Teens and Young Adults

Highs & Lows of Type 1 Diabetes: The Ultimate Guide for Teens and Young Adults


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Valuable tips, tricks, and advice from a veteran young adult with Type 1 diabetes. Essential reading for parents and children!

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be a daunting diagnosis, especially for a young kid or a teen. Patrick McAllister knows. Diagnosed with T1D at age twelve, McAllister’s life changed forever, and he faced an uncertain future of insulin shots, diet regulations, and high school. If only I had a roadmap, he thought. So, years after he learned things the hard way, he decided to write one.

Whether it is managing mood swings, hormones, or blood sugar levels, Highs & Lows of Type 1 Diabetes is the ultimate teenager’s and young adult’s handbook for surviving, thriving, and flourishing with T1D during one of the most terrifying, yet exciting, phases of your life. Many think of T1D as a scary disease that is sporadic and uncontrollable, but after eight years of dealing with the literal and figurative highs and lows of T1D, McAllister has learned that it is more a lifestyle change.

These pages detail a framework for every situation you could possibly imagine involving T1D, from coming home from the hospital after your diagnosis to preparing to leave your nest for freshman year at college. Learn how to:
  • Count carbohydrates, pump insulin like a pro, and correct irregular blood sugar levels
  • Tell your friends, get good grades, and survive school
  • Play sports with the right game-plan
  • Navigate sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll
  • And more!

Type 1 diabetes stinks, but you don’t have to go through it blind and alone! Some have learned it the hard way, but Highs & Lows of Type 1 Diabetes will ensure that you will take control of your T1D diagnosis, conquer your adolescent years, and live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680992984
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 172
Sales rank: 460,027
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Stuart A Weinzimer, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine, the Principal Investigator for multiple NIH- and JDRF- funded Artificial Pancreas projects, and the PI of the Yale site in the NIH-funded Diabetes Research in Children Network. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and has been conducting studies of automated insulin delivery for over fifteen years. His current research projects focus on the evaluation of closed-loop systems for ambulatory “real-world” use, development of artificial pancreas systems specifically for young children, and the longitudinal assessment of brain structure and function in children who have developed diabetes at a very young age. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction ix

1 Diagnosis and Those First Few Weeks 1

2 Carbohydrates-How to Eat and Drink with T1D 13

3 Those Darn Low and High Blood Sugars 25

4 Insulin on All Fronts: Injections and Pumps 45

5 Stupid Sick Days 61

6 Going to Your Doctor's Office 65

7 Telling People You Know 73

8 Surviving School with T1D 79

9 Here's the Game Plan-T1D and Sports 93

10 Traveling with TID 105

11 Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll 113

12 Off to College with TID 127

13 Getting Involved in Your TID Community 143

Glossary 149

Acknowledgments 155

Index 157

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