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DIABETES

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J PAPERBK Mazur, Maricia Levine The Dinosaur Tamer and Other Stories for Children with Diabetes
A collection of twenty-five stories portraying children with diabetes doing usual things such as expressing their emotions, coping with difficulties, and having fun.
1995
J362.19 Peacock, Carol Antoinette Sugar Was My Best Food: Diabetes and Me
An eleven-year old boy describes how he learned that he had diabetes, the effect of this disease on his life, and how he learned to cope with the changes in his life.
1998
J612.92 Gosselin, Kim Taking Diabetes to School
1994
J616.4 Pirner, Connie White Even Little Kids Get Diabetes
A young girl who has had diabetes since she was two years old describes her adjustments to the disease.
1991
J616.462 BEATT Beatty, Monica Driscoll My Sister Rose has Diabetes
James examines his feelings about his sister's diabetes and how it affects their family. Rose learns how to deal with her condition and how to minimize its effects on her life.
1997
J616.462 BRYAN Bryan, Jenny I Have Diabetes
Meet Julie, Tim, Mr. Hussain and Charlie -- What is diabetes? -- Treating diabetes -- Julie's day -- Food and diabetes -- A healthy diet -- Mr. Hussain wants to fast -- Learning about diabetes -- Health check -- Gadgets and gizmos -- A family matter -- Will diabetes ever go away? -- Getting help.
2011
J616.462 LOUGH Loughrey, Anita Explaining Diabetes
Explains diabetes and why it occurs, how it is diagnosed, how it affects people, and how it can be treated.
2010
J616.462 O'Neill, Linda Having Diabetes
Discusses the causes and effects of diabetes and ways to control the disease.
2001
J616.462 POWEL Powell, Jillian Diabetes
2007
J616.462 THOMA Thomas, Pat Why Am I So Tired? A First Look at Childhood Diabetes
"This reassuring picture book helps children understand that with a little care, anyone with diabetes can live a normal life. They will learn what causes diabetes, what it feels like to have it, how it can be treated, and what can be done to avoid its effects." --back cover
2008
J618.92 Bergman, Thomas Meeting the Challenge: Children Living with Diabetes
Bergman describes the medical problems and daily routine of a ten-year-old Swedish boy with diabetes and discusses the two main types of this chronic disease.
1992
J618.9246 Betschart, Jean A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land: An Inside Look at Diabetes
This book explains diabetes in general terminology.
1992
J618.9246 POWEL Powell, Jillian Becky Has Diabetes
Becky shows how she tests her blood sugar level, what foods she can eat, and what happens when she feels 'hypo'.--back cover.
2005
JE DELAN DeLand, M. Maitland, M.D. The Great Katie Kate Discusses Diabetes
A superhero figure, magical Katie Kate, explains diabetes to kids in order to increase their understanding and lessen their worries about the disease.
2010
JE Dennis, Anne Taming the Diabetes Dragon
Diabetes, the dragon, is attacking the people of the village of Pancreas. Preston and his friend Samantha teach the people which tools to use in order to live healthier lives and tame the diabetes dragon.
1998
JE GANZ Ganz-Schmitt, Sue Super K's Diabetes Superpowers
The story of a boy named Kelvin who loves superheroes. His childhood days are spent in imaginative play--saving the day. One day, his fantasies are marred by the reality of getting diabetes--the incessant finger pricks, shots, and the constant doctor's appointments. When a mysterious doctor uncovers that Kelvin has superpowers, the story reveals itself as the genesis of a new kind of superhero. Kelvin is monikered 'Super K' and uses his superpowers to help other kids with diabetes.
2011
JE Gosselin, Kim Rufus Comes Home: Rufus, The Bear with Diabetes
A young boy is diagnosed with diabetes in the hospital and makes a new friend in Rufus the bear.
1998
JE Gosselin, Kim Trick-or-Treat for Diabetes
Even though Sarah has diabetes, she finds that she can do almost anything like her friends, even "trick-or-treating" on Halloween.
1999
JE LANG Lang, Rocky Lara Takes Charge
2004
JE SHEPP Sheppard, Dana Life with Diabetes: Lacie the Lizard's Adventure
2004

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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