Navigating Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes

Hi readers! Just a quick aside to mention a great Kickstarter project that you may wish to support. Particularly if you have type 1 diabetes, are female, and plan to have a child some day. (Or if you already have a child… or are partners with someone who will have a child… etc.)

Before even trying to have Bean, I read a really awesome book by Cheryl Alkon called “Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby.” It helped me realize that having a baby as a person with diabetes was possible and attainable. The stories included were inspirational.

Now, two lovely ladies named Ginger Vieira & Jennifer Smith want to add another book to our resources; focusing on the nitty gritty of pregnancy with type 1 alone with more prominent focus on the science and biology of what our bodies do during pregnancy.

However, they’ve hit a road block with publishers. Apparently the market for books about pregnancy with type 1 diabetes is too small to publish a book for.

So they have decided to self-publish the book with the help of Kickstarter. They are currently 2/3 of the way to their goal. If you have a couple bucks that you don’t want to use for your daily coffee run, consider backing this project.

Pregnancy with Type 1 diabetes is a bit of a cluster. So the more resources we have to support us (and potentially educate an old school obstetrician), the healthier we and our babies can be.

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