Let’s be honest with each other- we’re all friends here, right? (Well some of us at least.) But anyways- let’s be honest! I’d be willing to place a large bet that most people with diabetes have had an endocrinologist appointment with diabetes burnout (hey- could be another specialist even- hey… maybe it’s not diabetes but … Continue reading 9 Tips For Making the Most of Your Endo Appt with Diabetes Burnout
It's PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Awareness Month! It’s September, and it’s PCOS Awareness Month. What is PCOS? Healthline defines PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) as “a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). … Continue reading Ask Me About PCOS
Buy the Book here I’m asking for $26 through orders not done on Kickstarter via paypal.me/mbartleson/26 I'm self-publishing an honest book about growing up with chronic illness and mental health. I wrote the content before rose-colored glasses impacted my experiences too much. To help this book get published, you can visit the crowdfunding page to … Continue reading I’m Self-Publishing a Book!
I believe in pump vacations (and CGM vacations- but I’ll mostly mention pump right now). Now, I love being on an insulin pump- and I have ever since that first moment when I was 9 years. That’s when I first went on the pump- almost 15 years ago. It was the days of NPH and … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Believe in Pump Vacations
Please note, that these are my thoughts relating to this. I’m not saying celebrating numbers is a bad thing- I’m saying that I wish we celebrated other things as well. I want to focus on my life and all the ins and outs- not just the number. I want to be person-centered and not number-centered. … Continue reading I Choose a Person-Centered Mindset, Not Number-Centered
A few weeks ago, someone reached out to me about submitting a photo and information about my nightstand. Her name is Emma Jones! Wait... what? Yes- that's correct folks! Submit a photo of my nightstand. But- there's a reason! It's pretty fantastic! "What’s on your nightstand? If you live with a chronic illness, your nightstand … Continue reading Unicorn Lamps, Chronic Illness, and Nightstands
I don't think this will be a shock to anyone- BUT I LOVE CARBSSSSS! and maybe- I'm not supposed to admit it out loud- officially- but it's true. I love carbs. (shhhh- don't tell anyone- even though it's not a secret) (not my image) like Phyllis from "Confessions of a Type 1 Diabetic with a … Continue reading I have T1D and PCOS (and it’s no secret) BUT- I LOVE carbs!