We were over the moon when we heard that D-blogger Gina Capone, founder of Diabetes Talkfest and The Diabetes Resource, was expecting a little one. We knew that Gina's road to parenthood was not an easy one. Before conception, pregnancy and childbirth, many women with diabetes struggle to prepare for conception by achieving ultra-tight glucose control. Gina, now in her mid-30s, discusses what it took for her and her husband to have a baby, and…Read more »
What woman with diabetes can't relate to this?!
Thanks to funny gal, CDE, and interim D-artist Theresa Garnero for this one!
* ENTER THE FUNNIES *
We've got a roster of talented D-folks regularly joining us here at the 'Mine, but we’re still looking for folks from the community who’d like to be included in our monthly DOC Cartoonist Spotlight.
If you’re an artist with a funny bone for D-art, we’d love to hear…
As an invisible illness, diabetes can feel terribly isolating, especially when first diagnosed. Many of us remember the first person we met who also had diabetes. For author Amy Stockwell Mercer, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 25 years ago while at boarding school, her first D-friend came from a very unlikely source. Today, Amy shares her memories of this first friend, and how that connection helped inspire her new book, The Smart Woman's…Read more »
Not everything that happens to you when you have diabetes is a complication, but sometimes it sure can make things complicated! For women with diabetes, our monthly menstrual cycle not only brings in waves of heightened emotion, bloating and fatigue, but it can also bring increased resistance to insulin and food cravings (i.e. chocolate). What happens when those visits from Aunt Flo stop, or at least slow down, as menopause starts to set in? What…Read more »
Maybe that isn't the most politically correct title for this post; I should grow up and say "women's issues," right? Naw. Just like any formerly repressed group, we get to refer to ourselves any way we want. And a girl might just change her mind, you know
I've been feeling especially frustrated with all the "complications" of being a woman lately (and not just at that time of the month!*) Did you know, for starters,…