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.
The information here is not intended to replace the professional advice and recommendations of your medical or mental health service providers. If you are specifically interested in the professional services I provide, please visit www.leeannthill.com (“Helpful Link”).
Last modified: December 2009