I’ve never written a book review, and with my blog becoming somewhat of a haven to Patrick these days, I’m not sure who is visiting my blog these days (I’ve been very absent in viewing my analytics and such!). However, I would be remiss in not mentioning a new book on the medical shelves: Managing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes.
(Please note I am writing freestyle – when I have time, I will revisit and rewrite!)
Cheryl Alkon of Managing the Sweetness Within has delivered a fantastic resource for all women (and those close to them!) with pre-existing diabetes who want to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are newly diagnosed and want to learn about pregnancy with diabetes.
When I was pregnant with Patrick I wish there had been a resource like this one to help me along the way. This book is full of information – all told in a friendly, non-scary way. Cheryl interviewed dozens of women and medical professionals. She also added years of personal experience, coping with diabetes, pregnancy, and even infertility.
The book reads like a forum of women chatting. The stories are informative, funny, and heart warming. The facts are straightforward.
I had the opportunity to be interviewed for this book many months ago and was naturally excited upon its release. However, I didn’t realize the scope of the book; the hours Cheryl spent researching, interviewing, and writing. This is a true testament of her commitment to her diabetes and family. Congratulations Cheryl! You have added another wonderful book to my collection.
Please go out and get your book – if you have diabetes and are thinking of starting a family, it’s a fantastic book to keep bedside. You can get your copy here.