Sunday, December 9, 2012

Let's Take A Ride -- A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land

As parents of children with diabetes, sometimes we struggle trying to explain to our kids what diabetes is, why they have diabetes, and why it is so important to check their sugar and take multiple injections (or site changes) all the time.

Introducing the Author: Jean Roemer, MN, MSN, CRNP, CDE, has created fun, educational materials for children to help kids, families, and friends, understand what diabetes is, and answers many of the questions that often "spring up" after diagnosis. You may remember I had interviewed Jean a few months ago. If you missed that post, you can read it here

Her website is full of educational books, DVD's, and CD's for children and adults to learn more about Type 1 Diabetes! 

So, let's get back to why I titled this blog, "Let's Take A Ride -- A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land!"

Jean was kind enough to send me some materials from her website recently to review and share with all my wonderful readers! 

 About the DVD: In "A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land" DVD, a classroom of children take a magical ride to learn about diabetes! The teacher of the class explains to the children how food becomes fuel for the body's cells, the functions of the pancreas (insulin production and its uses), why children with diabetes need to take insulin shots, and what diabetes is, and stresses that "it's not their fault"!

The DVD is for children between the ages of 3 and 8, but I must say, even I enjoyed this movie! 

My kids loved it so much, they asked to watch it over, and over (and over!) again! 5 times, as a matter of fact! Lenny told me that the best part about the movie was the part that explains "the cells eating the sugar" as he puts it. It truly must have been his favorite part, because each meal and snack he had after watching that movie, for a week, he kept saying "I'm feeding my cells!"

So if you have a young child who is struggling getting a grasp of why they have to take shots all the time, poke their fingers 10-12 times a day, or just overall struggling to cope... I would highly recommend purchasing this DVD!

You can order your "A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land" DVD for only $16.95 by visiting Jean's website here.

Here's a few more pictures I took while we were watching "A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land"!

Check back here often, as we have even more great materials from Jean to share with you!

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