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  1. Dana Tessler
    Dana Tessler June 24, 2013 at 8:00 am | | Reply

    I facilitate a group for parents of T1D kids in our small(ish) town of Eugene, OR. We do not have services for kids with T1D locally so our group is the only resource/support of it’s kind in the area. Teens and T1D has been a topic at several of our monthly meetings and I’d love to be able to add this book to our lending library. Thanks Moira, whose writing is always entertaining, informative and easy to digest. Thanks Mike for the review and the give away opportunity.

    1. Roseann Milliken
      Roseann Milliken June 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm | | Reply

      DMBooks – hoping this would be a tool in the kit to help with D mgt – especially the eye rolling, huffing at mom and dad, and lack of attention to health!

  2. Vicki Baker
    Vicki Baker June 24, 2013 at 9:57 am | | Reply

    DMBooks. I would love to read this book to get insight as to how parents and children/adolescent deal with Type 1 diabetes.

  3. Deborah Zwiers
    Deborah Zwiers June 24, 2013 at 10:11 am | | Reply

    DMBooks – my son just turned 13 this would be a great resource for us!

  4. Rebecca S
    Rebecca S June 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks Sounds like a great book and I could really use some help!
    I have a 12-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son and they are devoted fans of eye rolling, especially when I ask if they have checked their blood sugar or done a site change!

  5. Tom Beatson
    Tom Beatson June 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm | | Reply

    “Naturally, a guide of this sort only applies to a very specific target audience and has little appeal for anyone outside the world of teens with diabetes.” I disagree. How about those of us who were once teens and have been successful because of what our parents did for us? It would be interesting to read about how things are handled now, to compare it to 60 years ago, in my case.

  6. Skye
    Skye June 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm | | Reply


  7. elizabeth
    elizabeth June 24, 2013 at 8:08 pm | | Reply

    DM books.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I liked the excerpt you shared and am praying that my son, almost 10, diagnosed at 18 months, will “deal.”
    He can’t remember life before diabetes and is the most laid back of my half-dozen. His two older brothers ( 15/17) went through teen turbulence and after mostly surviving that, I am trying to head off the 12.5 year-old sister lest she join the dramatic ranks.
    We’ll have to wait and see!
    Thank you!

  8. Joy
    Joy June 25, 2013 at 9:18 am | | Reply

    My son was diagnosed not too long ago, and he is inching closer to the teens. Bless him for his good attitude so far, but I know we’ll need to keep helping him through the challenging time that’s a-coming. DMBooks

  9. Lisa
    Lisa June 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm | | Reply

    My soon to be 13 year old daughter was diagnosed at 10. Though she handles it well most of the time, she is the master of the eye roll when it comes to her parents worrying about her blood sugar, and has been known to tell some tall tales so as not to freak us out. I would love to hear how someone else dealt with it, and that they successfully got to the other side.

    1. Skye
      Skye June 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm | | Reply

      Lisa- Your comment actually made me snort out load because I used to be that kid (one of many I’m sure) telling tall-ish tales to avoid a parental meltdown. I am now 31 years old (dx’d at age 9) , and with the benefit of at least some maturity I can tell you with with 100% accuracy is that if there were no fear of melt-down, reprimand, freak-out, or emotional response on the parental side, I would have given more factual answers.

      I’m in a relationship with a fabulous man who accidentally responded one night to my statement of being at 375 with a “WHY ARE YOU SO HIGH?! THATS NOT GOOD!” and I could feel my 14 year-old self starting to make up explanations and excuses and plot out which range of numbers is “safe” to fib about next time so as not put myself in an incriminated position again.
      I recognize with my grown-up senses that he was just concerned, but we had a discussion about which phrases convey blame and will backfire, and what the appropriate thing to say is… “how many units do you use to correct for that?”, “is there a definitive reason why that happened?”, “I saw you change your site yesterday, are you having problems with that spot?”, “is there something I can do to help keep that from happening again?” are all non-threatening questions to ask that open a dialogue instead of a lies and blame meltdown.

      I can imagine how hard it is to listen to someone admit to a “failing” number, but I guarantee that your daughter already knows its a problem, isn’t proud of it (hence the tall tales), and your best bet to both keep communication lines open and stop tall tales is to keep your panic-y “oh my god you’re killing yourself” statements quietly in your head and ask open ended questions about how she corrected for such a number instead…. I don’t envy your position as a parent, but I do sympathize with what you’re dealing with having been the PITA kid on the other end of it.

      Good luck!

  10. Lola
    Lola June 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks – as a healthcare professional, it would surely help me to know as much about how to deal with the teens who are my patients.

  11. Heather
    Heather June 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm | | Reply

    Dmbooks. I only hope that my daughter is not as awful as I was when I was a teen with T1D.

  12. Beth Krempasky
    Beth Krempasky June 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. My son was dx’d at 13 months, and is now 18, so life with D is all he’s ever known. The last few years have been especially hard on all of us, and I’d like to read how someone else got through the teen years, to help make these last two years (and the rest of his life!) better

  13. Theresa Stothers
    Theresa Stothers June 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks – I thought I had a grip on T1D until my daughter entered her teen years. Now I barely have a grip on reality. I could use any tips to try and manage to get her through to adulthood in one piece.

  14. Olianna dean
    Olianna dean June 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm | | Reply

    Great resource!! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Melissa Stewart
    Melissa Stewart June 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks- I would love to be ahead of the game and read this book before my T1D hits the teen years. Knowing me I’d read it 5 times then pay it forward. :)

  16. Patty
    Patty June 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. This sounds like a wonderful book. As the parent of an 18 y.o. T1D dx’d at age 3, I’d love to read it, but even more, I want to give it to a friend who could use it as she navigates the teen years with her 13 y.o. daughter, dx’d age 10.

  17. Linda
    Linda June 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks – I have a 14 year old T1 son and I would love to win this book. Being a mother of a teen is enough of a challenge at times but when you throw T1 into the mix it can become a crazy ride.

  18. Michelle Smith
    Michelle Smith June 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks- My son is 11 and I am in fear of the teen years, I think this book will help me breathe.

  19. Michelle
    Michelle June 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks Didn’t know this book existed til I saw the giveaway. We’ve been dealing with T1D for the last year and a half and entering the teen years seems to be more of a struggle than to most… could it be because of diagnosis? Don’t know,,,, but I’d love to read the book to find out! Thanks!

  20. Michelle M
    Michelle M June 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm | | Reply

    DMbooks. My daughter’s eye rolling days have just begun and I need HELP!!!

  21. Kimi Brown
    Kimi Brown June 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks – As a mom of an 11 year old T1D…I know I will need to read this book!!! I so enjoy having Moira’s wisdom on our T1 FB page. xooxoxoxo

  22. Lisa Talberg
    Lisa Talberg June 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm | | Reply

    My son is approaching his teen years and since we don’t have many support systems here locally, I have to rely heavily on blogs, books and facebook. I really hope, “DMBooks,” that I can add this to my arsenal for free!!

  23. Laura Ricci
    Laura Ricci June 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks, I’d be thrilled to get a copy of this book and read the wisdom that Moira has shared in hard copy the same way she shares with the DOC and in her blogs. It would be a nice addition to my already growing library and something to pass on to my son who is already into his teenage years. Someday he might need it for his own family. She’s a funny, supportive woman and tells it like it is. One day I’d love to meet her in person. I’d like to see if she mentions my online support group in her list of helpful resources.

  24. Nicole
    Nicole June 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm | | Reply

    I would love a book! DMBooks! I have a teen and need lots of help!

  25. Cathy Buell
    Cathy Buell June 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks – My son is 14 and I would LOVE this Book!! Thank you. :)

  26. Kathleen Mahurin Powell
    Kathleen Mahurin Powell June 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks…we’re getting closer & closer to the teen years. Would so enjoy a heads up! Thanks, Moira, for writing this book!

  27. Jill Delaurenti
    Jill Delaurenti June 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks – I need this book now! My T1 16 year old daughter is definitely challenging my parental skills, as well as my medical caretaking abilities. With her driving and growing independence, and a strong desire for more; coupled with the fact that as a parent, I have no clue what’s going on (her words, not mine) Moira’s words of wisdom are sure to guide me through to my daughter’s twenties. I have read several of Moira’s blogs and find her to be a charming and skillful author. Can’t wait to read this book!

  28. Dee
    Dee June 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks…thank you for having this opportunity to maybe win Moira’s newest book. She is one knowledgeable lady and I can’t wait to read what she has to say and to share “my” winning copy of her book with my daughter and my grandson. My grandson is 9 yrs. old and dxd on September 10, 2012 at age 8. I am sure we will learn a lot from “Raising Teens With Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents”, by Moira McCarthy Stanford.

  29. natasha wheeler
    natasha wheeler June 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm | | Reply

    DMBOOKS—– I would love to get my hands on a ccopy of this wonderful book!

  30. Janice Merdgen
    Janice Merdgen June 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks – My son will be 13 in a couple of weeks and I can already tell it’s going to be one heck of a ride.

  31. Robyn Strothoff
    Robyn Strothoff June 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks-my son is turning 16 this November. Our puberty ride began when he was 13 and we are still on it! I would love to get a copy of the book so I can read that I am not alone!

  32. Heather S
    Heather S June 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks! I would love to win this for our local public health library to lend to parents!

  33. Tara Golden
    Tara Golden June 27, 2013 at 4:52 am | | Reply

    DMBooks Would LOVE to win this- the teenage years are coming….

  34. Sharon Stevens
    Sharon Stevens June 27, 2013 at 6:16 am | | Reply

    DMBooks. I would love to win your giveaway so I can get a better idea of what it is like for my 14 year old and to get some ideas to support her in the ways she would prefer which probably don’t always match what we want her to do. Thanks for the chance to win! Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone!

  35. Claudia P. Garcia
    Claudia P. Garcia June 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm | | Reply

    “DMBOOKS” Awesome. I can’t wait to win.

  36. Linda
    Linda June 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm | | Reply

    Can’t wait to read the books . Any thoughts on a next book: “finding strength and peace while your child with D is away at college?”

  37. Heike
    Heike June 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. My child with T1D is about to become a teenager, I would love to have some guidance!

  38. Marci
    Marci June 28, 2013 at 7:12 am | | Reply

    DMBooks- My son is 16 and has had T1D for 2 years. Would love to hear how other parents deal with this challenging age!!

  39. Carol Graft
    Carol Graft June 28, 2013 at 8:27 am | | Reply

    What an awesome giveaway!!! As a mother of a 15yo girl, who’s been traveling this D-life journey for 9 years i would love a chance to read it. Get this book in my hands. :-) Wishing we were going to FFL this year so I can meet Moira. Thanks again for offering this “DMBooks”, book on teens with type 1.

  40. Michelle Carlson
    Michelle Carlson June 28, 2013 at 9:36 am | | Reply


    I just bought and started reading Moira’s latest book. As the mom of a teenager with T1, I’m already finding it invaluable. If I win, I plan to give it to a friend who is also the parent of a teen with T1. :)

  41. Roxana
    Roxana June 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm | | Reply

    Chris was diagnosed at 8. He will be a teenager in two more years. Would be great to have this book as a resource. I will have it anyway though, either by winning or buying :)
    Thanks for the offer DMBooks.

  42. Carly Stancliffe
    Carly Stancliffe June 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. I have a 15 yr old son who was dx’d 4 years ago. I could really use this “bible” of raising a teen with diabetes.

  43. Fondra Magee
    Fondra Magee June 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks With an almost 11 year old T1D, I think Moria’s book will be just what I need to jumpstart into the teenage world! Thank you, Moria…you are the best!

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