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We're self-publishing a Guide to Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes! Please help us make this book possible with a small or large donation!
We're self-publishing a Guide to Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes! Please help us make this book possible with a small or large donation!
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WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL! Anything raised beyond $3000 will cover the expenses of shipping books to those who donated for a paperback copy and other shipping costs for marketing the book.

THANK YOU for your generosity!

Managing type 1 diabetes during pregnancy is an incredibly overwhelming pursuit. It’s about so much more than just counting your carbs and getting exercise. In type 1 diabetes, pregnancy causes constant changes in your insulin needs and the tediously specific timing of your insulin doses before each meal (and sometimes even several hours after you finished eating!). 

The stress, arduous effort, and labor of love is something no woman with type 1 should have to endure without support and knowledge.

In this book, we'll guide you through preparing for pregnancy, from conception to the birth of your child, and postpartum. 

Despite the obvious need for this book, traditional publishers told us the audience (women, pregnant, with type 1) is too small and thus not worth publishing a book for.

We disagree. 

We feel that you deserve this book! We are both type 1 mamas and we know first-hand just how intensely challenging and complex diabetes management during pregnancy is. So, we are self-publishing this book -- and we'll need help raising the funds to hire a graphic designer (Carmen Garza from ThinkCarmen.com) to create the exterior and interior of the book.

In fact, we've already gone ahead and written more than half of the book -- and plan to complete it and have it published by the end of 2016.

“Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes,” by Ginger Vieira and Jennifer Smith, will provide women with the in-depth details of diabetes management you need for the safest and healthiest pregnancy possible!

Risks and challenges

If we are unable to raise the funds needed to fully pay our graphic designer, we will pay for those funds from our own pocket. We believe every woman with type 1 diabetes who wants to pursue pregnancy deserves this book. YOU--women with type 1 who want to pursue pregnancy and become mothers--deserve a book that will give you the knowledge, guidance, and motivation you need! Managing type 1 diabetes during pregnancy is not easy, but it absolutely can be done: safely and successfully!

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    A free PDF of the 7-chapter section on "Preparing for Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes" by fall of 2016.

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