Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents

Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents

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Hormones. Growth spurts. Mood swings. All combined with blood sugars..
The teen years with diabetes on board are a challenging time for parents and anyone who cares about a child with diabetes. Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents, by well-known diabetes mom, author, and advocate Moira McCarthy, is a no-nonsense, honest approach at not just surviving but thriving in those years, from a mom who has been there..
Raising Teens with Diabetes is a must-have resource for anyone navigating the waters of parenting a child with diabetes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938170218
Publisher: Spry Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 746,972
File size: 490 KB

About the Author

Moira McCarthy is an acclaimed writer, author, and public speaker who has shared her story—and lessons—on raising a child with type 1 diabetes in the media, through books and on her popular blog, despitediabetes.com. With over 15 years of experience raising a child with diabetes, McCarthy offers a frank, empowering perspective from a mother who has successfully weathered the teenage years and made it to the other side with a healthy, outstanding young adult..
McCarthy has appeared on CNN Live, Good Morning America, Fox News, and in The New York Times. She was recently recognized as the JDRF International Volunteer of the Year. Her six books include the top-selling Everything Parents Guide to Juvenile Diabetes..
Barbara J. Anderson, PhD, is a behavioral scientist and licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience in clinical research as well as clinical work with youth with diabetes and their families. She has learned so much from families who live with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), about the complex inter-relationships among the normal tasks of child development, family involvement, and adherence and medical outcomes in youth with diabetes. She is interested in translating research evidence into family-based interventions to optimize family quality of life, adherence, and psychosocial and glycemic outcomes in youth with T1 and T2 diabetes.

Dr. Anderson has a particular interest in the preparation of older youth with T1D for transitioning to adult health care and independent diabetes self-management. She is a passionate advocate for education and support for youth with diabetes and their families globally, and was selected to chair the Psychosocial Writing Group for the United Nations Charter on the Global Burden of Diabetes in Youth.

Dr. Anderson is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Psychologist, Diabetes Care Center, Texas Children’s Hospital; and Associate Head, Section of Psychology, Dept. of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine. She has 2 grown daughters, and she love to kayak with her husband along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, enjoying the colorful shore birds that live and migrate through the Houston, Texas area.

Jake Kushner, MD, is a McNair Scholar in diabetes at Baylor Medical Center and is chief of diabetes and endocrinology at Texas Children’s and head of the pediatric diabetes and endocrinology section at BCM. Formerly a pediatric endocrinologist and researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Boston Children's Hospital, he is incoming President of the acclaimed Society for Pediatric Research. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Jennifer and their two daughters, and is an avid skier.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 10

1 The Physiology of the Teen Years 14

2 Diabetes and the Newly Diagnosed Teen 31

3 Diabetes and the Teen Diagnosed in Childhood 45

4 Tools of the Trade and Their Use during the Teen Years 61

5 Diabetes, the Teen, and Family Dynamics 80

6 Diabetes and Friendships in the Teen Years 95

7 Diabetes and School for Teens 112

8 Diabetes, the Teen, and Making a Social Life Work 128

9 The "Big D"-Driving and Diabetes 146

10 The Other "Big D"-Drinking and Diabetes 157

11 The Taste of Freedom 163

12 Burnout, Rebellion, and Other Emotional Challenges 175

13 Depression and Diabetes 192

14 Transitioning to Self-Care 205

15 Advocacy and the Teen with Diabetes 217

16 Letting Them Go 234

Resources 247

Index 251

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