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 to have high and low blood sugar levels. She explains how she can monitor her blood sugar and controls it with medication. Debbie also talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported.
This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and speech therapists working with children who stammer. It is also an excellent starting point for group discussions at home or school.
Dr Julie Edge has been a Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes since 1997, and is the lead clinician for children's and adolescent diabetes in Oxfordshire, UK. She is the clinical lead for the local Children and Young People's Diabetes Network, is involved nationally in the NICE diabetes guideline for children review and the Diabetes Peer Review programme, and was on the NHS Diabetes Programme Board for the department of Health. She is a past chair of the Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians in England.
Meet Danny - a boy with a peanut allergy. He explains that peanut allergies can be very serious, but once you know how to manage them, they don't have to get in the way of living a fun and full life. Danny talks about what a peanut allergy is, what do to in an emergency, and how his friends and family can help him to live a nut free life. He also shares advice on coping with a peanut allergy on special occasions and trips away. This illustrated... More info
Meet Helen - a girl with eczema. Helen invites readers to learn about this skin condition from her perspective, describing how it feels to have itchy and inflamed skin nearly all the time. She explains how different creams, ointments and other treatments can help her skin to feel better and lets readers know about other ways she can be helped and supported. *Contents:* Foreword by Margaret Cox, Chief Executive, National Eczema Society. Acknowledgements. 1. Introducing Helen, who has eczema. 2. What is eczema?. 3. What can make eczema... More info
Meet Julie – a woman who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression. *Contents:* 1. Introducing myself. 2. What it feels like when I'm depressed. 3. What I think about when I'm depressed. 4. What I do when I'm... More info