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Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that effects the body's ability to produce or process insulin. Below is a list of resources to help families understand type 1 & 2 diabetes and the care involved with both conditions.

Web Content

General Information

Nutrition Information

Community Resources

  • JDRF

    JDRF is Canadian organization dedicated to helping find a cure to type 1 diabetes as well as helping those currently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. On their website you can find current clinical trials and local events to attend.

    jdrf.ca/

  • Diabetes Canada

    Diabetes Canada supports those with diabetes and works to help find a cure. On their website you can find information on clinical trials and community events in your area.

    diabetes.ca/

  • Diabetes Hope Foundation

    Diabetes Hope Foundation hosts programs that reward, empower and provide peer education and support for youth in transition to enable them to live successfully with diabetes.

    diabeteshopefoundation.com/

PDF's

Book List

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

You can download, print, and share this list.

  • The Great Katie Kate Discusses Diabetes

    M. Maitland DeLand (2010)

    When Andrew starts feeling funny after a day at the carnival, Dr. Caruthers tells him and his parents that there may be something wrong with the way his body uses sugar.

  • Go, Team Coco!

    Lilly Diabetes (2016)

    Join Coco as she and her parents visit the doctor and learn about caring for her type 1 diabetes.

  • Type 1 Teens : A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes

    Korey K. Hood (2010)

    Type 1 Teens gives teens a slew of strategies and tips to manage their day-to-day lives with type 1 diabetes.

  • The Dinosaur Tamer : And Other Stories for Children With Diabetes

    Marcia Levine Mazur (1995)

    This collection of twenty-five fictional stories that will entertain, enlighten and ease a child's frustration about having diabetes.

  • Until There Is a Cure : The Latest and Greatest in Diabetes Self-Care

    Gray Scheiner (2013)

    Gary Scheiner combines his professional experiences and expertise as a diabetes educator with his experience managing his own type 1 diabetes in this book.

  • Pumping Insulin : Everything for Success on an Insulin Pump and CGM

    John Walsh (2016)

    This comprehensive and easy to use guide will help patients understand insulin pump and CGM therapy.

  • Kids First, Diabetes Second : Tips for Parenting a Child With Type 1 Diabetes

    Leighann Calentine (2012)

    Kids First, Diabetes Second helps parents and caregivers enable children with diabetes to thrive. It teaches caregivers how to automate tasks, navigate challenges, celebrate achievements, establish a support group, relieve stress, and avoid being consumed by the management of diabetes.

  • When a Child Has Diabetes

    Denis Daneman (2002)

    When a Child has Diabetes is a comprehensive and supportive guide written by staff at SickKids Hospital. It will help parents and children learn the hands-on skills needed for at-home diabetes care so they can all live happy, healthy lives.

  • When a Child Has Diabetes

    Denis Daneman (2010)

    When a Child has Diabetes is a comprehensive and supportive guide written by staff at SickKids Hospital. It will help parents and children learn the hands-on skills needed for at-home diabetes care so they can all live happy, healthy lives.

  • When a Child Has Diabetes

    Denis Daneman, Marcia Frank, and Kusiel Perlman (2018)

    When a Child has Diabetes is a comprehensive and supportive guide written by staff at SickKids Hospital. It will help parents and children learn the hands-on skills needed for at-home diabetes care so they can all live happy, healthy lives.

  • Raising Teens With Diabetes : A Survival Guide for Parents

    Moira McCarthy (2013)

    Moira McCarthy shares her experience raising her daughter who has type 1 diabetes in this book. McCarthy uses a no-nonsense and honest approach as she shares tips and strategies for parenting a teen with diabetes.

Diabetes Collection

Contributors

Thank you to our friends from the Diabetes Clinic at the Alberta Children's Hospital and JDRF for their contributions.

Current as of: April 15, 2021

Disclaimer

This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.
No copyright infringement is intended.

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