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.

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.

First Cycle – What I Never Imagined about IVF Treatment

It turns out it’s harder to write about my experience with IVF when all your hopes and dreams are riding on this complicated and drawn out procedure, when you're faced with so much uncertainty. But, I promised to be honest and spare no detail, even when the details are hard to talk about.

IVF and Type 1 – A New Journey Begins

When I was first diagnosed with Type 1 in 2011, at the age of 25, the first question I had was, "But, can I still get pregnant?"

How Acupuncture Changed My Life

Having had T1D since age seven—as well as being a proud science/math geek—“alternative” medicine wasn’t exactly a natural fit. But I’m always open to new things so I gave it a shot. I started to feel the positive effects instantly.

Pregnancy, Twins + Type 1

Two years ago, after leaving the clinic for my pre-conception visit I decided I did not want to ever get pregnant. Not because I did not want a baby; I wanted one more than anything.

A (Gestational Diabetes) Wake Up Call

During my 27th week of pregnancy, I had an (unwanted) revelation: Being fit doesn’t mean being healthy.