Top positive review
Greatest Book Ever for a pregnant T1D or T2D!
on November 20, 2016
This book is amazing! We had been ttc for two years when it was recommended to me. At the time I was feeling very depressed and blaming myself for it. Within the first few chapters I was crying, because I finally felt like someone really understood what I was going through. (And I'm not a crier! :P) The rest of the book gave me hope for the future! Her stories contained serious matter, but plenty of subtle witt and comedy. It did not go into great detail about the impacts of high and low bloodsugars, which was a nice change. It allowed me to see the whole picture and not stress out about every little thing now that I am pregnant! I recommend this book to all of my diabetic friends when they mention how depressed they are looking up stuff online, which I have found to mostly contain horror stories. I bought additional copies for family members to give to them when I announced my news. There's a great section that gives advice o how to handle worried family members and negative comments; especially the Steel Magnolia conversations! This book has been super encouraging and supportive! Now that my family has read it as well, they can be happy with me, rather than worried. :)
This book does not give a lot of information about studies, which I loved. There are plenty of books out there that can give you that and make you sick with worry. This book was light hearted and I felt like I was listening to a friend. It focused on individual pregnancy stories from other diabetics, their complications and the way that they dealt with them.