Breastfeeding with Type 1 diabetes

For many moms with Type 1 diabetes, giving birth is only a small part of their story of living beyond. Breastfeeding presents its own sets of challenges and rewards for new mothers and those who’ve done it twice, three times, and more…

Type 1 Pregnancy Risks and How to Minimize Them

All pregnancies have the chance for complications, but having Type 1 makes you more susceptible to specific ones. These are the pregnancy risks to know.

Labor, Delivery + After with Type 1 Diabetes

Pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes successfully deliver healthy babies every day, but managing the blood sugar and health challenges during each phase of pregnancy and delivery can be anxiety-provoking. If you have Type 1 diabetes and are about to be a mother, learn what to expect during labor and delivery of your baby and get guidance on how to continue to care for yourself and your baby upon returning home.

The Endo that can Make You or Break You

“Be thankful that at least you got to experience motherhood for one time in your life,” those were his first words.

CGM Proves a Vital Tool in Healthy Pregnancy

The results of a recent international study showed that using a CGM system, as opposed to just a BGM, during pregnancy significantly benefited both mothers with Type 1 diabetes and their newborns after birth.

Finding the Calm Beyond

A new mom’s journey with autoimmune diseases forces her to find new levels of calm, resiliency and strength.

Type 1 and Pregnancy — Uncharted Territory

I realized that stellar as they were, the specialized medical fields spoke completely different languages. As a CDE, I returned to work in obstetrics, now exclusively with women who have diabetes. I wrote the guidelines for diabetes in pregnancy used in the public hospital system of NYC.

Introduce Type 1 to Your Baby

Building your relationship with Type 1 during your pregnancy will go a long way in surviving the ups and downs of motherhood. Pregnancy and becoming a mom has been the most magnificent journey I have ever experienced in my life.

Dr. Nat Strand Talks Second Pregnancy

I know now that I can do it. My first child didn’t have low blood sugars after birth and there weren’t any issues in the end. I've been much more confident and relaxed the second time around.

10 Pregnancy Tips for Type 1 Moms-to-be

I am 27 weeks and in my third trimester. I feel great, my A1C has dropped in such a short amount of time and I am so anxious to meet our little boy who has been growing inside my body. These 10 tips have helped me stay fit, physically and mentally, through my pregnancy.

The Waiting Game

IVF is not a perfect science, so there's never any guarantee despite all of the money, time, science and expertise invested into the process. Knowing this doesn't change the fact that another negative pregnancy test is completely devastating.

Meet Remy Louise Swanberg

Remy Louise Swanberg was born on 10/22/15 at 10:40 a.m. She measured in at a whopping 10 pounds 13 ounces and was 22.5 inches long. My docs attributed my HUGE insulin requirement in the third trimester to her large size, and we all agreed that a C-section was the safest route for delivery.

Breastfeeding Twins as a T1D Mom

My superhero cape might not be visible to my kids, but my husband and I will never forget what we accomplished over the course of each day and in the dark hours of night, between bits of sleep and blood sugar checks, sometimes with empty juice boxes accumulating at the bedside.

A Mother’s Sweet Journey

I remember the phone call quite clearly. It was a Friday afternoon, and I was counting down the hours until our baby shower that weekend.

Pregnancy and Repeat Diagnosis

I never expected my kids to get T1D. Ever. And if they were to get it, I thought it would be closer to their teens, like when I was diagnosed.