BSparl and Her Mommy in Diabetes Forecast.
Babies, babies, everywhere! In particular, there are babies in this month's issue of Diabetes Forecast, with a focus on pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy. I'm very proud that BSparl and I had the opportunity to share our story with the Forecast readers, and that the photographer who visited our home wasn't too bothered by the cat hair.
(One quick note after reading through the "Guide to Pregnancy" article in the magazine: Diabetes is tough. We know that. Diabetes and pregnancy is tough, amplified. But don't let the long article about "what could happen" sway you if you are planning to pursue a pregnancy and you have diabetes. The information in that article is important, accurate, but can admittedly be overwhelming. Not all diabetic pregnancies encounter the same kinds of complications that mine did - everyone's experiences vary. Just know that information overload comes with any pregnancy, and diabetic ones are no exception. We may get some added bonus worries, but the end result of our pregnancies can be just the same as the pregnancies of non-diabetic women: a healthy baby. Take all of the information you read online in stride, including the stuff I've posted here. It's a lot of hard work, but like they say, it's so, so worth it.)
And with that, I'm off to give the BSparl a snuggle.