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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


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The joys of having Bowie my CGMS – Chapter 1 - Sep 02
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In a slump and scared - Jul 21
It’s rare for me to compose a #dblog that is not all “chirpy chirpy” … I think the last time I did one that was kind of down was at Diabetes1.org ...
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Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes - Mar 27
  " To the best of my knowledge, I am the only diabetic who survived years of imprisonment in German concentration camps. This is my story "   The above words ...
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Sugar and Your Health - Mar 06
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Eating from the ground - Yuca Fries - Feb 20
I am home now from a working holiday, in the Bahamas and Miami.  Despite the weather being abit cooler then normal (they only get 2 weeks of winter - we were there in ...
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Posted: Jun 10, 2009 18:09
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    Les piggy chefAs I'm typing out this little ditty to you all, I am turning around from time to time in my chair to flip over the Ziplock bag that has a piece of sirloin steak marinating in it ( a mixture of olive oil / Balsamic vinegar / black pepper ).  There, did you miss me?  I just gently flipped the bag - so the meat gets equal time with the marinade (no more then 1/2 an hour with this mixture I make). 

    Right now, I have an actual appetite, abit rare in me and it seems common with some of my other diabetic friends I know that are long term such as myself  I really want to sit down and have a good meal!  Though if you had been with me last night - you would have wondered if I was on some sort of diet! 

    Last night Mike and I went out for dinner, we've been planning on doing this for the past 2 weeks, but something always comes up or it doesn't fit into the budget.  Here was my chance, to not "slave" in the kitchen, making yet another home made meal along with left overs.  Now, don't get me wrong - I love to cook, as some of you know, I have been making my own bread over the past year.  No mass marketing bread finds their way into our household - heaven forbid - therefore the baker (moi) is never sick .  I just felt like a break last night, sitting down and getting served for a change of pace while I swirled my red wine in my glass. 

    Well, here I am, in the restaurant after I've had my salad and main dish arrives ... huge piece of salmon on it (usually I can eat most of it), surrounded by roasted potatoes, rice and veggies.  My appetite just went poof - like that.  I tried to eat, but my heart wasn't into it as I tried to enjoy what was in front of me.  Poor Mike is trying not to feel uncomfortable as he indulges in his meal because he is hungry! I managed to discretely slide some of my salmon into a baggie (you're not supposed to do this at the restaurant I eat at but I come prepared).  This piece of fish will make my cats worship me of course. 

    I'm back again, just flipped the bag over and I'm going to go upstairs and get veggies and other side dishes going while Master Griller  Mike gets the BBQ good and hot.  I AM HUNGRY - I HAVE AN APPETITE.  Am I doomed to never eat in a restaurant again because frankly my food tastes much better as well as the service is impeccable here at home (push aside the flyers on the kitchen table and other crap - viola - place setting for two)?  Please tell me I'm not sounding too loopy here (and my BG's are very good right now - so I cannot blame what I've written here on having a hypo).

    Alright - trotting off to the kitchen.  Bon appetite everyone!

     

     

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