Episode 39 – Tina

Tina, a white woman with shoulder length brown hair, smiles and looks off camera. There is a stylized purple hexagon framing the photo.

Tina Coneybeare talks type one diabetes, celiac disease, and lymphocytic colitis.


Hi, I’m Brianne Benness and this is No End In Sight, a podcast about life with chronic illness.

Today I’m talking talking to Tina Coneybeare about type one diabetes, celiac disease, and lymphocytic colitis. One thing that is so interesting to me about Tina’s story is that she has three distinct diagnoses that are all relatively well managed now, so she takes us through the whole diagnostic cycle from symptom onset to effective treatment and is able to compare and contrast each of those experiences. It’s a pretty interesting ride.

Before we start, here’s my disclaimer:

This podcast is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Make sure you talk to your practitioner about any questions or symptoms.

[interview transcript coming soon]

Thank you for listening to episode 39 of No End In Sight!

You can find Tina on instagram at @tinabeare, and you can find me on instagram and twitter @bennessb. You can find this show on instagram @no.end.in.sight.pod. I’m still slow on posts because I’m still behind on transcripts, but that’ll pick up again once those pick up again, which should be soon. I know I keep saying that, but I also keep meaning it!

Next week I’ll be talking to a woman managing ME and lyme, so make sure you subscribe in your podcast app to find out when new episodes are available. And if you’ve been enjoying this show, I would be so grateful if you’d leave a review on Apple Podcasts so that new listeners know what to expect from the show.

As usual, don’t forget that I have a small Facebook Group called Chronic Hustlers for people living with chronic conditions who are self employed. It’s quiet but growing, and you’ll even find a few podcast guests in the group.

And finally:

This podcast is supported by my cross stitch company, Digital Artisanal. When I’m up for it, I make simple modern patterns that you’ll actually want to hang in your home. I love to cross stitch as a way to feel productive during flares when I’m stranded in front of the television. One of these days I’m going to get to work on some spring and summer patterns. I’d love it if you checked us out at digitalartisanal.com