Other Contributors to the book
"The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes"

Jack Weltner, MD is a Harvard-trained child psychiatrist, who is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was one of five doctors chosen as finalists in the Kenneth Schwartz Compassionate Physician competition at Mass General Hospital. In 2001, he was given the Community Innovation Award by Family Therapy Networker Magazine. His essays have been published in a variety of books, Harvard Magazine, and psychiatric journals. He is one of the founders of the Marblehead Community Counseling Center and has a private practice in Marblehead, MA. He is Danny's grandfather. You can reach him at jackweltner@yahoo.com.

Brian Plunkett has an undergraduate degree in political science from Brown University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a partner in the Boston law firm of Bartlett, Hackett, Feinberg, P.C. He has a third degree black belt in small circle jujitsu and is Danny's father.

Jessica Plunkett was 10 when her brother Danny was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and is currently 20. She is an accomplished public speaker in her own right and is his best babysitter. You can reach her at jplunkett1@babson.edu .

Danny Plunkett, diagnosed at age 7, now 17, is the one whom all the fuss is about.

The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes is a book that should not only be read by parents of a diabetic child but is also a great learning source for friends, teachers, and family members.

Lindsey Lawton, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate University of Florida College of Pharmacy in DiabetesinControl.com

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