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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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Midnight Three and Six and artificial pancreas technology - Jan 27
I came across a story called Midnight Three and Six on The New York Times website today.  I am utterly floored by the short documentary that accompanies the article. ...
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Wearing a dress with medical gadgets - Jan 24
I've always been abit of a fashionista ... I live in Montreal ... that doesn't help ... as fashion abounds here.  Despite working from a home office, and just lounging ...
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My First Night with Dexcom G4 CGMS - Dec 24
As I suspected, the basal settings that I’ve got overnight on my insulin pump Ziggy are a wee bit too much.  A month ago, Animas Canada sent a CDE over to see ...
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Welcome Ziggy Stardust - Dec 23
... my new Animas One Touch PING (I think of the game ping pong with that name) insulin pump that I started on yesterday aka Ziggy and his side kick Stardust - the ...
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Pre-op visit with endo at hospital - Nov 25
I’d written earlier about going for pre-op for surgery (which has now been cancelled and moved up to January for some reason – so more time for me to dwell ...
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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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