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Diabetes: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • Even Little Kids Get Diabetes; by Connie White Pirner, Nadine Bernard Westcott (illustrator); Albert Whitman & Co, 1994
  • I Have Diabetes; by Althea; Dinosaur Pub., 1993
  • Taking Diabetes to School; by Kim K. Gosselin; 2nd ed.; JayJo Books, 1998
  • Trick or Treat for Diabetes: a Halloween Story for Kids Living with Diabetes; by Kim Gosselin, Jayjo Books, 1999

Ages 9 to 12

  • Diabetes; by Elaine Landau; Twenty-First Century Books, 1994
  • My Sister Rose Has Diabetes; by Monica Driscoll Beatty; Health Press, 1997
  • Why Me? Why Did I Have to Get Diabetes?; by Robert Messinger; Little Mai Press, 2004

Young Adult

  • Diabetes; by Elizabeth Ferber; Millbrook Press, 1996 (Focuses on the illness in adolescence)
  • In Control: A Guide for Teens with Diabetes; by Jean Betschart; Wiley, 2001
  • The Diabetic Athlete; Sheri Colberg; Human Kinetics, 2001

Books for Adults

  • 101 tips for Raising Healthy Kids with Diabetes; by Patti B. Geil and Laura Hieronymus; American Diabetes Association, 2005
  • Challenge of Childhood Diabetes: Family Strategies for Raising a Healthy Child; by Laura Plunkett; iUniverse, 2006
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Diabetes; John Wiley & Sons, 2005
  • Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: A Reassuring Guide; by Jean Betschart; Chronimed Publishing, 1999
  • Diabetes-Free Kids: A Take-Charge Plan for Preventing and Treating Type-2 Diabetes in Children; by Sheri Colberg and Mary Friesz; Avery, 2005
  • If Your Child Has Diabetes: An Answer Book for Parents; by Joanne Elliott; Cleveland Clinic Press, 2005
  • Living With Diabetes: A Guide for Patients and Parents; by James Reed; Hilton Publishing, 2005
  • Living With Juvenile Diabetes: A Family Guide; Victoria Peurring, Hatherleigh Press, 2001
  • Type 2 Diabetes in Teens; by Betschart-Roe; Wiley, 2002
  • When a Child Has Diabetes; by Denis Daneman; Key Porter Books, 2010

Other Resources

American Diabetes Association
1701 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
800-DIABETES (342-2383)
Web site:
Educational materials in English/Spanish, referrals to local chapters, information specialists.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
120 Wall Street
19th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Information and support to affected individuals and their families.

National Diabetes Education Program National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders
Bldg. 31, Room 9A04
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892
Web site:
Educational materials in English, Spanish, and Asian languages.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
1 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3560
Web site:
Information about diabetes for patients, their families, healthcare professionals.

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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