How to Manage a Mammoth

How to Manage a Mammoth is a book for children and families living with type 1 diabetes. Join Jake, his Mum and Mel the diabetes mammoth as they join forces with their friends to become a super-team and work out how to shrink Mel to a manageable size. This fun and imaginative story helps children to understand the challenges they face living with diabetes and assists them in communicating with their carers about their feelings. Featuring a list of tasks and activities that children and parents can do to help manage the psychological challenges of living with diabetes.

An ideal resource for parents and carers supporting a child with type 1 diabetes, as well as the wider diabetes healthcare team, including clinical psychologists, specialist nurses, endocrinologists and general practitioners.


  • Story & activity book resource for use in paediatric diabetes settings
  • Designed to be read by parents/carers to children aged 4-8 living with type 1 diabetes
  • For use in situations where there is family conflict around diabetes, or where child is experiencing issues related to diabetes distress or non-acceptance of diabetes