Resources for Parents And Teens

Use these resources to help your teen take charge of his diabetes and to reach out to other parents facing the same challenges.

Books

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TYPE 1 TEENS
A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes
Korey K. Hood, PhD
Magination Press
Washington, DC, 2010

IN CONTROL
A Guide for Teens With Diabetes
Jean Betschart, MN, RN, CDE, and Susan Thom, RD, LD, CDE
John Wiley & Sons
New York, 2001

TYPE 2 DIABETES IN TEENS
Secrets for Success
Jean Betschart Roemer, MSN, CPNP, CDE
John Wiley & Sons
New York, 2002

DIABETIC ATHLETE’S HANDBOOK
Your Guide to Peak Performance
Sheri R. Colberg, PhD
Human Kinetics
Champaign, Illinois, 2009

THE SUN, THE RAIN, AND THE INSULIN
Growing Up With Diabetes
Joan MacCracken, MD
Tiffin Press of Maine
Orono, Maine, 1996

Online

NATIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM
Transitions: From Pediatric to Adult Health Care
http://ndep.nih.gov/transitions/index.aspx
Checklists and links to a variety of resources to help older teens take more responsibility for their diabetes care and make the transition to adulthood and adult care.

JOSLIN DISCUSSION BOARDS — PARENTS
http://forums.joslin.org/JoslinDiscussionBoards/42.aspx
Parents of kids and teens with diabetes interact with others on this moderated discussion board.

JOSLIN DISCUSSION BOARDS — TEENS
http://juvenation.org/groups/teens/default.aspx
Teens can interact with others on this online Type 1 diabetes community.