Smart Woman's Guide to Diabetes

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    Here are some great resources for women with diabetes: American Association of Diabetes Educators American Diabetes Association American Dietetic Association Americans with Disabilities Act Behavioral Diabetes Institute Blood & Honey Diabetes Health Diabetes Mine Diabetes Sisters Exercise Is Medicine Joslin Diabetes Center The Center for Mindful Eating Team WILD: We Inspire Life with Diabetes Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website provides extensive guidance on traveling with...Read More
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    I fell in real love for the first time when I was 23. He was a tall, dark, and handsome Southern boy who called me babe. No one had ever called me babe before. I started dating him right around the time that I started working on getting my blood sugars tighter. The results of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DDCT)—a major clinical study conducted from 1983 to 1993, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, which showed how keeping blood glucose...Read More
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    Diabetes was low on my priority list until I started thinking about becoming a mother. This body that I’d used to propel me from one risk-taking adventure to the next (hiking in the Grand Canyon, running a marathon, and jumping out of a plane) now needed to be treated kindly. My doctor explained that the first weeks of pregnancy were the most important for a baby’s development. He said my blood sugars needed to be in tight control to ward off birth defects and I was paralyzed with fear. I was...Read More

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Amy Stockwell Mercer

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer in Charleston, SC. She graduated with her MFA in creative writing from Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Her writing has appeared in Charleston Magazine, the City Paper, Art Papers, skirt! Magazine, Literary Mama, A Cup of Comfort For Writers, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms, Charleston Art Magazine, Charleston Style and Design, and A Sweet Life. She is a contributor to Diabetes Health, has lived with type 1 diabetes for 25 years, and is the proud...

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