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Sailing off for 3 weeks on Jenna's Journey


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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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Low potassium diet - Aug 31
The other day, an American Type 1 diabetic on Facebook wrote to me asking if I could help them in finding more information for a low potassium diet and recipes to go with ...
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Crack Free #ShowMeYourPump - Jul 29
Well, recently that hash tag statement went abit wild on Twitter and other social media areas.  Mainly I think due in fact to Ms. Idaho’s recent win – and ...
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Jenna and The Hypo Fairy - Jul 28
This past weekend we finally got the Mum of Jenna who our sailboat Jenna’s Journey (a Catalina 30) is named after onboard.  It's been something we've been planning ...
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Miss Idaho is Defeating Diabetes - Jul 15
Okay - now who as a young girl didn't watch beauty pagents?  Come on, be honest, don't be shy!!  I loved them, curled up in front of the telly with my family. Well, ...
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My 13 year old self describing her DKA in the 70's - Jul 05
Craig Idlebrook who is the editor at Insulin Nation has been asking on their Facebook page for stories from children/parents about their diabetic camping experiences.  ...
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Posted: Aug 27, 2010 14:56
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  • Sailing off for 3 weeks on Jenna's Journey

    Well, finally, holiday time is approaching once my hubby lands back in Canada after a trip to Isle of Man.  Over the next 3 weeks we are going to finally get to give our 1984 30' Catalina sailboat a test sail into the waters of Lake Ontario (the video link above is actually on Lake Ontario outside of Rochester, NY).  You would never know that a) I'm not a big lover of water; b) sink like a blob of lead in the water; c) get really scared when the winds are more then 20 knots.  I go out on the boat - putting those thoughts aside - and just DO IT (isn't that a Nike commercial?).

    I do many things that perhaps if I didn't have diabetes I would not do.  Many of you are like myself, being told as youngsters that we wouldn't live past 40 - and for myself - being told this as a teenager after DKA episode - it made me pull up my socks and start to stock pile as many adventures into what I thought would be a short life span on the Big Blue Marble.  I'm still trying to try things that make me slightly scared, not sure why, but I do.

    So, for those of you who have given me your cell numbers so that they can hopefully meet up with Jenna's Journey - come aboard perhaps for a drink - chat - a sail - it will be wonderful to finally get to meet you in person!  I think that's the one thing I'm looking forward to on this trip, meeting other diabetics that I've corresponded with over the years since I started to blog here at Diabetes1.org and other areas within D-OC.

    And no, I'm still not connected back onto my pump. I may bring it along, but I'm still not sure.  MDI (multiple dosage injections) are still working out fine for me - " don't rock the boat baby " as the saying goes.

    So, look out for this boat below - and you'll  know we're coming ashore to raid your town - arrrhh - parrot (I mean cat) on my shoulder - arrrhhh!!!


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