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Here is a recent interview I did with the JDCA blog, read more at: Writer Amy Mercer
What inspired The Smart Woman’s Guide to Diabetes?
I started thinking about this book when I was fist diagnosed. I am a big reader and whenever I need answers, I go to the bookstore. But when I was diagnosed in 1985, there was very little information about diabetes that applied to me. I continued thinking about this book every time I faced a new challenge such as: moving away to college, training for a marathon (the only info I could find for people with diabetes and exercise was about walking and making sure to talk to your doctor!), traveling abroad, dating, planning a wedding, trying to get pregnant and motherhood. Every time I looked for answers, my hands came up empty. I finally decided it was time to write my own book, got my MFA in Creative Writing and wrote while my babies napped…..