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 »
During our trip to San Diego for the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions, I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Lois Jovanovic, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer at the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and a pioneer in the field of diabetes and pregnancy. Although women with diabetes have been having babies for years, we’re still learning more and more about how best to do it, for optimal health of both mom and baby.
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 »