July 22, 2008

About The Butter Compartment

Filed under: — Lee Ann @ 11:41 am
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As long as I’ve had diabetes, my insulin bottles have occupied the butter compartment in the fridge. 30 years is a long time, and I can’t think of much that’s the same about my diabetes now as it was in 1978, except for that. This is my personal blog where I share my thoughts, feelings and experiences of living with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes has not always been easy and I have not always managed it well, but now that I’ve made peace with it, I hope I can provide some insight along with a little education and a lot of inspiration for people living with diabetes or anyone with an interest in it.

I often write about the mental health issues associated with diabetes since that has had a profound effect on who I have become and why I manage my diabetes as I do. Being a registered art therapist, my professional experience adds to my insight about the relationship between mental health and diabetes. I occasionally post about art therapy and my professional activities as part of my effort to increase awareness about this under-utilized treatment modality within the diabetes community.

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Last modified: December 2009




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3 Responses to “About The Butter Compartment”

  1. amy says:

    Hey Lee Ann–I was intrigued by your latest trip to the west coast and came across your site here. I knew you were an advocate (I’ve stumbled upon some of your interviews), but didn’t realize how much so. Great site. And I love the name! My dad is diabetic, and that’s exactly how our fridge was always organized.

  2. Cathy thompson says:

    oh it is so good to see someone else use the butter compartment besides me . It seems like I am always in the pharmacy line at wal mart since that is the only place I can afford my insulin since losing my job but i absoloutly have to use the good syringes cause I cannot stomach , ( pardon the pun)their syringes . LOL !! It is also good to see a person living with diabetes with a sense of humor . Thanks for being who you are .

  3. Colin K. says:

    Hey, and diabetics out there who know of a realllllllyyy great meter case? One with an actually sealable trash compartment? It seems like wherever i go i litter test strips…

    well good to see someone else with infusion track marks….

    see ya

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