Type 2 Diabetes in Teens: Secrets for Success

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens: Secrets for Success

by Jean Betschart-Roemer


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If you're a teenager who has Type 2 diabetes, you're not alone. More and more people your age are being diagnosed with Type 2 -- and most of them also struggle with their diabetes treatment. The first book of its kind, Type 2 Diabetes in Teens was written to help you better understand and manage your diabetes. It's very important that you take care of yourself and follow your treatment -- and this book gives you information on living well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620457085
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

JEAN BETSCHART-ROEMER, M.S.N., C.P.N.P., C.D.E., is a former president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is currently a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Department of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Betschart-Roemer has written a variety of works on diabetes, including In Control, It's Time to Learn About Diabetes, and Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers (all from Wiley).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1What's Happening to Me?1
Diabetes Is on the Rise!3
Inside Workings5
How Diabetes Affects Your Body7
What Are the Types of Diabetes?9
Type 1 Diabetes11
Type 2 Diabetes12
Other types of diabetes15
What Happens Next?17
Chapter 2How to Control Diabetes--and Feel Great! Seven Steps18
Treating Type 2 Diabetes18
Step #1Understand What Type 2 Diabetes Is19
Step #2Find a Doctor or Health Care Team Who Is Experienced in Treating Teens with Diabetes20
Step #3Learn to Test Your Blood Sugar, and Do It Often23
Step #4Take Medication Regularly, and On Time, if You Need To24
Step #5Watch for Signs of Low Blood Sugar30
Step #6Eat Healthy and Maintain a Healthy Weight39
Step #7Exercise!70
Chapter 3Taking Charge78
Tip #1For Better Control: Learn as Much as You Can79
Tip #2For Better Control: Teach Others about It79
Tip #3For Better Control: Look for Patterns80
Tip #4For Better Control: Play the Hand You've been Dealt86
Tip #5For Better Control: Unglue Yourself86
Tip #6For Better Control: Enjoy Life89
Tip #7For Better Control: Have a Positive Outlook89
Tip #8For Better Control: Be Patient with Yourself90
Tip #9For Better Control: Learn from your Choices91
Tip #10For Better Control: Start Acting in New Ways92
Chapter 4Preventing Complications95
Know How Well You're Doing96
Understanding Diabetes Complications97
An Associated Illness: Thyroid Disease112
Chapter 5Dating...and Other Stuff116
Sexuality, Self-Esteem, and Diabetes118
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)119
Female Sexual Issues120
Male Sexual Issues130
When It Comes to Friends and Dating...131
Telling a Friend About Your Diabetes133
Telling Your Date About Your Diabetes135
When It Comes to Partying...138
Safe Driving143
Taking Trips146
Avoiding Substance Abuse (In General)147
Chapter 6Making Choices: For Now, for the Future156
Managing Your Diabetes in High School156
Sample Plan of Care for the Student with Diabetes159
Medication Management in School164
Missing School166
Thinking About a Career or Job168
A Time of New Responsibility170
Wearing Medical ID171
Adult Choice: Connecting with a New Health Care Team173
Getting the Most Out of Your Health Care Visits175
Hanging in There with Your Diabetes Program177
Chapter 7Finding Help when You Need It180
Knowing When to Call for Help180
Guidelines for When to Call Your Doctor181
Chapter 8Real Thoughts from Real Teens186
Chapter 9For Parents: What your Teen Wishes You Understood194
Parenting a Teenager: What a Job!197
Advice for Raising a Teen with Diabetes199
Chapter 10Parting Thoughts208

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From the Publisher

"Jean Betschart-Roemer has written a warm, wise book, filled with valuable information and advice. Highly recommended for teens living with Type 2 diabetes and their parents."( Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

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