Today kicks off the third annual Diabetes Blog Week, organized once again by the awesome Karen at Bittersweet Diabetes. I’m excited to be participating for the third time (and thankful that it is falling right after I turned in my last paper of the semester!).
One of my favorite d-blogs is Jacquie’s Typical Type One. I stumbled upon her blog shortly after my diagnosis and was reassured to find a young woman talking about type 1 diabetes with so much honesty and humor. Jacquie doesn’t sugarcoat the disease, but also doesn’t ask for sympathy. Instead, she shares her daily ups and downs, with plenty of hilarious anecdotes mixed in (like the one about take-home urine tests).
Jacquie is currently pregnant with her first child and sharing her experience dealing with the tricky mix of pregnancy and diabetes. As she writes about everything from her fears of keeping her growing baby healthy to the ridiculous number of doctors she has to see, I’m cheering her on, but also knowing she’ll do just fine. She clearly excels at living with diabetes, pregnant or not, and gives comfort to other young women with the disease.
I hope to have the chance to meet Jacquie someday. I’d love to take her out for a beer (not Jim Beam) and ask about her hilarious stories in person.