By Dr Rachel Besser

Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Class Publishing –



If you are looking for a one-stop compendium of type 1 diabetes information – a reference manual, self-help guide, and all around aid for dealing with type 1 diabetes this book will help you.

The author, Dr. Ragnar Hanas, has worked with children and adolescents with diabetes for over 15 years.

This book is a collection of these experiences, with the aim of being readable by both parents with diabetes and professionals.

Type 1 diabetes in children

Type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and young adults illustrated in a practical way what you need to take proper care of your diabetes. Having diabetes means you need to know more about the disease than most doctors. You have to understand the condition and how to take care of yourself.

This is a necessary part of daily life, both for the present and to avoid complications in the future. By lowering mean blood glucose and intensively managing diabetes, the risk of complications can be minimised.

As well as helping children, adolescents and adults, this book is designed to help nurses, doctors, dieticians, teachers, child care staff and others.

Proper diabetes management

Diabetes is a condition that one needs to live with 24 hours a day, and proper diabetes management can only be achieved by the individual. Whether you have type 1 diabetes yourself, or a member of your family has the condition, this book contains enough information to completely manage the condition.

As well as being fact-packed, the book is empathetic and illuminating, taking care to explain each detail.

The book is divided into key sections such as:

  • Getting to grips with diabetes,
  • Caring for your own diabetes,
  • How your body works,
  • High blood glucose levels,
  • Regulation of blood glucose,
  • Hypoglycaemia ,
  • Treating hypoglycaemia ,
  • Insulin treatment,
  • Monitoring,
  • The HbA1c test,
  • Injection technique,
  • Injection equipment,
  • Adjusting insulin dose,
  • Insulin pumps,
  • Side effects with insulin treatment,
  • Insulin requirements,
  • Nutrition,
  • Sweeteners,
  • Weight control,
  • Exercise,
  • Smoking,
  • Alcohol,
  • Illegal drugs,
  • Pregnancy ,
  • Social issues,
  • Travel tips,
  • Complications and much more.

“It is my privilege to introduce the UK edition of this extraordinary book to you and I know it will help you to understand diabetes better and so improve the care of your child with diabetes. The book has a huge amount of important information not only for the better understanding of people with diabetes but also for health care professionals, teachers, schools, counsellors and many others.”

Dr Peter Swift, Consultant Paediatritia, Leicester Royal Infirmary

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