Author Archives: Bridgit Kuenning-Pollpeter

About Bridgit Kuenning-Pollpeter

Kuenning-Pollpeter does not believe in disability, but rather in being "differently able." She has been a Type 1 diabetic for 27 years and blind for eight. She graduated from UNO with a BFA in creative writing. Bridgit also loves reading, walking and jogging. She blogs every other Thursday about diabetes and blindness. Bridgit is active in the National Federation of the Blind. She and her husband, who is also blind, are expecting their first child in September. Learn more at nfb.org.

A mother’s struggle in the NICU

Declan has come home an implanted feeding tube, but he is finally on his way to a full recovery. Continue reading

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Welcoming baby amidst complications

Welcoming a new baby doesn’t always go as expected. Continue reading

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Infection is ‘hiccup’ for pregnant perfectionist

Four hospital stays and one infection later, it’s time to admit, my pregnant body isn’t perfect. Continue reading

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Bottle-feeding baby, blind

Blind and seeing parents alike naturally develop techniques for bottle-feeding their babies. They just be a little different. Continue reading

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Rearranging for baby, blind

Preparing a home for a new baby isn’t about being able to see, it’s so much more. Continue reading

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Changing diapers: Not so different for blind parents

With a few tricks and tips, changing diapers isn’t all that different for nonvisual parents. Continue reading

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A blind parent’s fear: Will my child be taken away?

Blind parents are often faced with the fear of having their newborns taken away due to common misconceptions. Continue reading

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Taking extra care during a diabetic pregnancy

Diabetics must take a whole slew of extra precautions when preparing to deliver a bundle of joy. Continue reading

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My long-awaited pregnancy

After heartbreak and sorrow, a happy ending comes in the form of a due date. Continue reading

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A rude awakening

Another day, another insulin reaction. With diabetes, it’s a daily struggle. Continue reading

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