I stumbled across this on Facebook, linked to from one of my favorite sites called www.iusenfp.com, and it just makes me happy. Smile-all-day-thinking-about-posting-it happy.
Type I diabetes means that pregnancy and birth are not risk-free. Oh, wait a minute...it never has been, for anyone! But since pregnancy and birth are such a unique and beautiful part of what it means to be a woman, not to mention the precious babe himself, it's a sacrifice worth making. For every woman in every time and place, it means conquering some fears and giving generously of yourself in so many ways for a new little human being who can't do it on his own. For a Type I diabetic, those sacrifices include the additional cost of managing blood sugars like a hawk and going to a bajillion doctor's visits.
But really and truly, pregnancy changes you. Birth changes you. Being a mother changes you. And, if you let it be so, the change is good. No pain, no gain!