Readers' comments about the book
"The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes"

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"This book is a gem. It will most assuredly help patients, their family members and their friends as they meet the many challenges ahead including the compelling emotional issues largely ignored in the doctor's office."

Will Cross

Will Cross is the first person with Type 1 diabetes to summit Mt. Everest. He has reached both the North and South Poles and all seven of the highest continental mountain peaks as part of the Novolog Peaks and Poles Challenge.

"An extremely moving, personal and amazing journey told in a clear, honest and inspiring manner. This book will definitely help not only patients, their family members and friends, but also health care professionals."

Eric S. Freedland, MD
Diabetes researcher and columnist,

"Laura Plunkett shares a detailed account of her family's journey from learning her son Danny has type 1 diabetes to assembling a team of clinicians to help the family meet their goals. Her story will help other families of children who have diabetes learn that they, too, are not alone in what sometimes seems an overwhelming task to manage their child's diabetes."

Maryanne Quinn, MD
Children's Hospital Boston

"As a diabetes nurse educator, it has been a pleasure for me to work with and get to know the Plunkett family. In this book, they honestly and openly share their journey through the first few years of life with diabetes.

They beautifully illustrate that when a child has diabetes, it affects everyone in the family, not just the child.

When I see newly diagnosed families for their first outpatient visit, often they are doing quite well with the tasks of diabetes - the injections, the blood sugar checks, the meal planning, but the largest challenge that they are facing is the emotional one."

Kristen Rice, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E.
Diabetes Nurse Educator
Children's Hospital Boston

"The book was wonderful! The story illustrates how daunting, but also crucial, dietary changes can be."

Jan Hangen, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Children's Hospital Boston

"This book is must reading for families with a diabetic child."

Richard K. Bernstein, MD, FACE, FACN, CWS

"The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes demonstrates that a family's love and determination to think and act holistically pays off. Laura Plunkett has touchingly described the heart connection of a family that endures and grows through the challenge of diabetes. No one is beyond the scope of its message. I heartily recommend it."

Ra'ufa Clark, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist, National Board Certified