Perspectives

Perspectives

PCOS and Endometriosis- It's Psychosocial too.

Perspectives

This post was harder to write. Why? Maybe a combination of writer's block, stepping back from health related things, and that I’m at a point where it’s not a series of events anymore. Instead of recounting events, I am in the now. Basically, I’m in limbo hoping that things will work out with my health. About a month and a half ago, I switched birth control and discovered that not only did I have PCOS, but I also had endometriosis.

Why Not Talk about Diabetes and PCOS?

Perspectives

It’s the end of July, and I have my 3 month endocrinology appointment with a brand new endocrinologist. At this point I have now had my period for a month. This endocrinologist had been great so far with everything happening with my period and new diagnosis. I was optimistic about liking her, but I wasn’t excited about this appointment. By now, I attended six doctors appointments in one month (not counting my counseling appointments). I’m also beyond burned out on logistics and can feel myself approaching diabetes burnout. I even debated canceling this appointment, but my gut told me that I needed to go not just for the diabetes. I should go for the PCOS and the thyroid.

Going Back to School as a Person Living With Diabetes

Perspectives

Maria is a MiniMed® Ambassador, a teacher, and the mom of two great kids. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 12 years old. The MiniMed pump lets her worry less about her diabetes and more about her role as a mom. Maria loves to help people, especially helping them feel better about their diabetes or treatment regimens.