Raising a child with diabetes is anything but easy, and comes with round-the-clock challenges. Leighann Calentine, author of D-Mom Blog has written a book, Kids First, Diabetes Second, which serves as a resource for parents and caregivers of children with diabetes. In the book, Leighann shares her family’s experiences with her daughter’s type 1 diabetes.
Kids First, Diabetes Second also offers advice on how parents and caregivers can enable children with diabetes to thrive. This book is a guide for navigating the challenges of diabetes, celebrating achievements, finding support, and learning how to prevent diabetes management from becoming all-consuming. It’s important not just to raise a healthy child, but to raise one who is happy, too.
Author of The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes, Sysy Morales, says, Kids First, Diabetes Second “has helpful and practical information on many common scenarios involved in raising a child with type 1 diabetes like school, birthday parties, sports, and play dates. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone who has a child with diabetes. Leighann is one smart cookie and I would expect anyone to get lots of value from this book.”
Kids First, Diabetes Second is available on Amazon.