This volume is an informative and imaginative addition to the increasing number of publications about the juvenile diabetic and diabetes mellitus. Lynne Kipnis and Susan Adler, with the excellent photography of Richard Benkof, have produced a factual, sensitive photostory of events in the lives of four juvenile diabetics, directed primarily at children aged 10 to 14 years. Because the photographs are so expressive, younger children would be responsive also; and because the material is so important and medically accurate, it is also suitable for health professionals who look after children with diabetes.
This small book provides descriptions of children's interactions within their families and with friends. Reviewed are the importance of diet, insulin injections and their site rotation, urine testing, the hypoglycemic reaction, and some of the delicate human interactions in the life of the diabetic, touching on the overprotective parent, the fear of "not doing well," and even the