Edge, Julie

Can I tell you about diabetes (type 1)? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Julie Edge ; illustrated by Julia MacConville. - 59 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. - Can I tell you about--? . - Can I tell you about-- ? series. .

Includes bibliographical references.

Introducing Debbie who has diabetes -- What is it like to have diabetes? : food, blood tests, insulin injections, sport and exercise -- Things about diabetes that can make me feel worried and upset -- Low blood sugar levels -- High blood sugar levels -- Making sure I am healthy with my diabetes -- Meeting others with diabetes -- What is type 1 diabetes? -- Insulin pumps -- Recognising the signs of diabetes -- What you need to learn at the start -- Diabetes and school -- How friends can help -- How teachers can help -- How parents can help.

"Meet Debbie - a young girl with diabetes type 1. Debbie invites readers to learn about this type of diabetes from her perspective, describing how it feels when she has high and low blood sugar levels. She explains how she can monitor her blood sugar and control it with medication. Debbie also takls about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported." - BOOK JACKET




Juvenile works.

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