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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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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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Posted: Jun 17, 2009 0:27
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Well, I should be in bed right now - but after doing my CPR course and learning how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)  - I'm all primed to save the world - where is my red cape and tights?

    So, the reason for the above title of my blog is because tomorrow I'm heading off into the sunset in our little diesel Smart to head to Washington, D.C. to meet up with my husband Mike's family that are flying up from Orlando for the weekend for a little end of the school treat for their son Aaron who has wanted to see the great capital of the United States.  Unfortunately, we were not able to get passes to tour the White House - which my sister-in-law had requested way back in March (maybe I should have had her write to Judge Sonja Sotomayor).  Here I was, all set to ask Mr. Obama about stem-cell research and also tell him about the joys of the roller coaster ride with diabetes that we all deal with.  Alas, I did try for us all. 

    Right now I'm hoping that my blood sugars won't go too crazy since I will have to eat out (and if you read my recent blog - I vowed not to do this too often - well - next 5 days will be EVERYDAY).  I'm packing a few nonperishable foods, with the hopes that not everything we'll be eating will be high in calories or make me do the guessing game of "how many carbs" is in this - and unknowingly goof up in my guess (I'm bringing along a pocket version of The Calorie King).  I also know I'm going to be dealing with hot weather down there, along with humidity, and all the walking around from one monument to another will no doubt cause a few lows, but I'm all set for anything.

    So, Fat Cat Anna Goes to Washington has  vowed to take a break from the Internet until next week - leaving the lap top behind (gasp) - and I'll be reporting back to duty after La Fête nationale du Québec on the 24th of June (a big excuse to have a big party - similar to July 4th day in the United States - but with a French flair).


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