When You're a Parent With Diabetes: A Real Life Guide to Staying Healthy While Raising a Family

When You re a Parent With Diabetes A Real Life Guide to Staying Healthy While Raising a Family Finding the time and energy to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program is a challenge for any parent but it can be a matter of life and death for parents with diabetes Diabetes in pregnancy if p

  • Title: When You're a Parent With Diabetes: A Real Life Guide to Staying Healthy While Raising a Family
  • Author: Kathryn Gregorio Palmer
  • ISBN: 9781578262328
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finding the time and energy to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program is a challenge for any parent but it can be a matter of life and death for parents with diabetes Diabetes in pregnancy, if poorly controlled, can increase the risk of miscarriage, birth defects, and prematurity Mood swings and personality changes during a parent s spells of low blood sugar can frFinding the time and energy to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program is a challenge for any parent but it can be a matter of life and death for parents with diabetes Diabetes in pregnancy, if poorly controlled, can increase the risk of miscarriage, birth defects, and prematurity Mood swings and personality changes during a parent s spells of low blood sugar can frighten young children And even on good days, it can be difficult for a parent to remember to check their glucose levels in the haste of getting the kids off to school.From the psychological to the medical to the purely practical, Kathryn Gregorio Palmer guides parents with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes through the ups and downs of staying healthy while raising a family Helpful for adoptive and stepparents as well as moms and dads, the bookanswers questions such as What are the risks of being pregnant with diabetes Will I have the energy to handle a rambunctious child Where can I hide my juice boxes so the kids don t accidentally drink them all A mother of two, Palmer blends her own experience with expert advice and tips from other parents to create a compassionate and useful handbook that parents with diabetes will find indispensable.

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    1. I loved it It s a quick, easy read and honestly when you re a parent nevermind one with D, who has time to read , the author s voice really shines through some days, I swear Kassie is my long lost sister , and I love that its written by someone who lives with these challenges day in and day out, instead of some pushy MD that really has no clue what daily life is like And hey, knowing the author and over 95% of the people quoted in the book is really, REALLY cool Of course the first thing I did w [...]

    2. I should return to this when I m in the thick of parenthood It made me think about some things, contemplating how I might handle different situations I would say it includes reminders of things we all already know but have a tendency to push off or ignore in the course of daily life It s not deep and it isn t really a how to, it s just somewhere between, but Palmer s voice comes through in her writing as genuine, and it s nice to have multiple people sources saying, It s okay to take care of you [...]

    3. helpful tips pretty focused on type I tho But she wrote what she knows alot of it applies for type II as well.

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