Being a mother with three chronic illnesses (type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, and fibromyalgia) feels “normal” to me the same way that being a college student with those chronic illnesses felt “normal”…it’s all I know. But that doesn’t mean I don’t notice the way these conditions seep into my daily life and most recently, the way they impact my role as
Type 1 and Type 1.5 (latent autoimmune diabetes of adults) diabetes are chronic autoimmune conditions which require daily management through insulin. Gestational diabetes begins in pregnancy and is diagnosed after a high blood sugar response; it is managed through diet and usually resolves after the baby is born. In this section we will cover managing diabetes through pregnancy, breastfeeding and while raising kids.