The Butter Compartment is a personal blog owned, written and edited by me, Lee Ann Thill. I’m a type 1 diabetic, master’s level art therapist, writer, speaker, and advocate. I welcome readership and comment participation by all, but the intended audience of this blog is people living with diabetes, their family and friends, and any other non-medical professionals interested in diabetes.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising and sponsorship of products and services relevant to people living with diabetes. I also accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. Additionally, I accept compensation for writing, speaking and consulting. This website hosts BlogHer sponsored ads and links. I do not control BlogHer ads content and the editorial content is free of any commercial influence.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. Any paid advertisement will be identified as an “Advertisement”. Any unpaid banner links to sites providing diabetes or mental health-related products or services will be identified as a “Helpful Link” or a “Friendly Link”. I do not participate in link exchanges.
The owner of this blog might be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog might receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. Any conclusions offered on products, services, or treatment options are my own, based on my knowledge, personal experience and research, where applicable. My method(s) for arriving at conclusions will be clearly stated. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
The owner of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. I am self-employed as an art therapist & Pennsylvania licensed professional counselor, specializing in services for people with diabetes (information at the preceding link is about my practice). I am a professional member of the following organizations: the American Art Therapy Association, the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Society for Arts in Healthcare. Please consider the aforementioned to be “Helpful Links”.
I am not a doctor or medical care provider. External sources of information are identified and/or linked. If you find a useful tidbit of information that you think might be helpful to your diabetes management, please consult with your healthcare team, because as always, Your Diabetes May Vary. I am an expert on my diabetes, but not yours.
I am a mental health professional, but I will not provide individual counseling via this website. Please seek services in your community if you find the emotional struggles of diabetes are interfering with your quality of life or health. I am available to take clients based in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area who are interested in art therapy or psychotherapy. Anyone looking for such services should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.leeannthill.com since The Butter Compartment is my personal blog. These email and website links are “Friendly Links” provided as a courtesy for anyone who is seeking professional mental health services.
In addition to my private practice, I am Adjunct Professor of Art Therapy at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. I am also a consultant for dLife, and serve as Community Moderator for the dLife online diabetes community. If I mention dLife in posts, I do not benefit from it in any way, and I do not refer to it unless it is relevant to the topic at hand.
Comments and questions regarding blog content via the comment feature or email are welcomed. I respect all people and all points of view.
This policy is valid from 19 December 2008. Last modified: February 2012