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Books, Journals, New Media
May 15, 2002

Children With DiabetesWizdom: A Kit of Wit and Wisdom for Kids With Diabetes (and Their Parents)

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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by the American Diabetes Association Youth Project Team, 94 pp, with illus, includes binder notebook, magnets, and juggling balls, free to parents of children with diabetes, others $50, Alexandria, Va, American Diabetes Association, 2001 (http://www.diabetes.org/wizdom).

JAMA. 2002;287(19):2587-2588. doi:10.1001/jama.287.19.2587

Wizdom is an excellent child and parent teaching package by the American Diabetes Association Youth Project Team. It is available free of charge to children with diabetes and their parents through educational unrestricted grants provided to the American Diabetes Association. The package includes clever diabetes-related word magnets and two loose-leaf, brightly colored sets of information.

The first booklet is geared for children and adolescents. Juggling clowns, dragons, and kids explain the intricacies of living with diabetes in a positive and upbeat style. Characters talk directly to the reader about such topics as insulin, getting diabetes, and food as part of the overall treatment plan. Interspersed with information about diabetes are empowerment concepts encouraging gaining knowledge and applying it as an individual with the assistance of a diabetes health care team.

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