Check out my interview with Canadian journalist Jessica Hume about living with diabetes as a woman:
Amy Mercer, an American author, dedicated a chapter to the subject in her most recent book, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Diabetes.
Mercer, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 14, says women with diabetes face unique and significant challenges, from body image to sex and sexuality to pregnancy and motherhood.
“Living with it is so much easier now that I’m 40 years old,” she says. “But diabetes stinks, and I feel like the issues (women) have with it are different than men.”