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  1. Vanessa
    Vanessa November 23, 2010 at 9:35 am | | Reply

    As a parent of a 16 year old boy with diabetes, I would be curious to check it out. I doubt I could get him to read it, much less complete worksheets and charts. I am always curious how I can stop the “nagging” and bombardment of questions all the time. I feel like all I say is “did you bolus?”, “did you test?”, “what was your number?” I’m sure most parents of kids with “d” feel the same.

  2. Jan
    Jan November 23, 2010 at 10:29 am | | Reply

    The five stages of grief should be in the teen section, as well. Because for a child diagnosed with Type 1 at an early age, it is the parent who initially goes through the five stages. But as soon as the teen realizes the full implications, the amount of time/energy/knowledge that is required for handling full-time management on a daily basis8, the diagnosis will hit home very strongly, and I believe at that time the teen will have to go through the same five stages of grief the parents had to go through, many years ago. I will look through the book, but I would prefer to have the book written by an adult with Type 1 who had been diagnosed as a child and gone through the teen years. Though, from a physchological viewpoint, I’m sure the authors are qualified. From a physiological viewpoint and experiential viewpoint, unless they also have dealt with Type 1 and lived through this time period, they are not qualified. Even as parents and caretakers, we are onlookers. We are not truly qualified, having only observed and never having first-hand experience. I would like to hear from PWDs themselves.

  3. Lisa
    Lisa November 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm | | Reply

    As a parent of an 11 year old with type 1 I would be interested in taking a look at this book, thanks for writing about it. However, I am definitely skeptical. While a psychologists point of view is great to hear I have found hearing from young PWD’s who were teens themselves not too long ago invaluable. Unless these psychologists have been teens with diabetes I am just not certain their advice would be as useful.
    And BTW the chances of my 6th grade son (who is busy with schoolwork, basketball practice, tennis and his social life) actually sitting down to do “diabetes worksheets” are slim to none!

  4. Shannon
    Shannon January 15, 2011 at 9:17 am | | Reply

    Thank you for reviewing this book. I will see if I can find it. I think my son would be interested in at least reading it. Shortly after my son was diagnosed at age 13, we met some others families of teens with type 1. It was a shocker for me to hear that the families had to use a mediator to help in Diabetes management for their teens. From parenting teens, I knew that (especially boys), nagging can have the opposite effect of motivating. I made it my goal then prepare him to completely care for himself. Hopefully my decision to be purposeful will help him have enough freedom to avoid burnout. Of course, we all know there are no “silver bullets” with ANYTHING in parenting, not just in D management.

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