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Beamer Learns about Type 1 Diabetes
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Join Beamer and his best friend Kyle as they go on a magical journey to learn about Type 1 Diabetes with their good friend Michael. The delightful characters they meet throughout their journey will help us understand how our bodies work and how to successfully manage Diabetes on a daily basis. "I am a physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department, and one of the most challenging parts of my job is delivering bad news to families. It is always difficult to inform the family of a diagnosis that will change their lives forever, and Type 1 Diabetes is one of these diagnoses. I found the book to be very detailed, organized, and written in simple language to help explain a very complex problem. Having a book like this available will definitely be a great tool to help newly diagnosed children get a better understanding of what the future holds for them and how this disease is treated. This will also be a great educational tool for parents, guiding them to find the words to help the patient, their family, friends, and siblings understand the illness. I would really encourage publishing similar books." Eugenie Charles, M.D., F.A.A.P. (Inova Loudoun Hospital) Pediatric Emergency Physician "Beamer Learns About Type 1 Diabetes is a book filled with delightful characters that make it easy to understand what Diabetes is and the importance of insulin in our bodies. As a nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department, I understand the importance of education families on this important topic. When children and parents are first diagnosed with Diabetes in the Emergency Department understandably their first reaction is fear and anxiety about the diagnosis. This book will not only explain what Diabetes is, it will also explain how to manage Type 1 Diabetes. The author translates our 'scary' medical terminology into common language that is easy for children and parents of all ages to understand." Gina Harrison RN, CEN, CPEN (Inova Loudoun Hospital) Nurse Manager, Pediatric Emergency Department "Thanks to Beamer and friends, in Beamer Learns About Type 1 Diabetes, children and their families have been shown a way to take a complex and scary diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes that can seem like a real lemon, and turn it into lemonade. The best part of the book is seeing Michael's confidence build so he can take on the responsibilities that having Type 1 Diabetes entails. His team, which treats him like a hero for his successful efforts, is the key. Coach Kedric says it best: "Now the whole team is ready to play." Ilse O'Brien, MS, RDN, CDE (Kaiser Permanente) Author of Taming the Diabetes Wave www.tamingdwave.com "Beamer has saved the day again!" It is so nice to see characters and illustrations teach young children how to understand life with Diabetes. I was in a family that had no history of Diabetes. My brother was right around Michael's age when he was diagnosed. I wish I could have bought this book for him. The book is full of encouragement and is a great story for anychild who wants to follow their dreams and not let Diabetes get in the way." Diane Aurelius "My brother was diagnosed with Diabetes. He needs constant monitoring, strict dietary adherence, and daily insulin injections. I learned that the disease can take many paths and the importance of proper diagnosis and management. I had told my brother that he may have Diabetes but not to let it get him down; to remember that he is still the boss and he is in charge, not the Diabetes. Well Beamer Learns about Type I Diabetes gets the same message across in a much more charming and educational manner. I am actually purchasing this book for my 65-year old brother because when he reads it he will smile, and he will realize he is not just the boss, but a hero, just like Michael, the main character in the book." Sarita Moffat
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