(my interview with the hosts of Transforming Diabetes)
As she approached motherhood, she started accepting herself as a whole person, made peace (relatively speaking) with her diabetes, and started accepting the “good and the bad” that came with living with diabetes. Her delayed acceptance of diabetes led her to write: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Diabetes: Authentic Advice on Everything from Eating to Dating and Motherhood. In her book she has collected women’s stories from all phases of development; from teens (oh those hormones..those social dilemmas…to be like everyone else, or not?) – through relationships, marriage, pregnancy and motherhood, to menopause and aging gracefully. This compendium is just a smattering of stories gathered from women around the country.
Her main tip for transformation? Reach out and ask for help.