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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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Posted: Aug 27, 2010 14:56
  • 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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    Posted: Aug 27, 2010 0:55
  • Pop Goes The World

    This is in reply to a discussion at Tudiabetes - about " How often do you eat stuff that's not nutritious? ".

    I don't do it too often - but tonight - I'm feeling abit down - because hubby is off in the Isle of Man.  I'm stuck here in Canada - as he paints the scene from his hotel room of canal / sailboats / ocean.  So, the jar of Fluff that I bought back in January of this year when I went for a visit to the USA - was calling me to open it.  My BG was 5 / 90 - so - POP GOES THE LID and next minute (okay seconds) - I'm scoffing down spoonfuls of this stuff.  I have yet to test my blood sugars (BG) to see what the horrible result will be.  My pants have spandex in them, and I feel like a bloated pig (doesn't help that I'm having that "time of the month" thing).

    The main thing is that  .... drum roll .... my artwork for Diabetes Art Day is done.  It's not due until next Wednesday, September 1st, butI'll be on holidays for the next 3 weeks on the high seas of Lake Ontario (mini ocean),  therefore I'm having to submit it abit early.  Here's a sneak preview of a picture I took earlier  (may try taking a picture of it outside tomorrow - since I took the shot inside at night).

    See, what eating Fluff can do to a childs ... I mean adult's artist side of the sponge brain!!!

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  • By: FatCatAnna: Sep, 10, 2010 17:13 PM

    I'm just checking in to post the link for all the great artwork that was posted at The Butter Compartment website - am still waiting for the page to download (working from an old lap top while I'm on holidays <lol>) - so hopefully you can view them all much faster then I can - enjoy - and if you didn't participate this year - remember - September 1st, 2011- Diabetes Art Day!!!


    By: FatCatAnna: Aug, 27, 2010 13:32 PM

    Kelly - there is a link associated with the word Fluff in my blog above - highlighted in blue (not sure what colour your screen shows) - if you click on it - it'll take you to the company that manufactures the "marshmallow goop"  along with the history behind it all (manufactured in MA).  I'm always educating the masses about terrible foods aren't I?

    By: Kelly59: Aug, 27, 2010 12:06 PM

    I was going to ask you to explain what fluff was for your American friends, but if you bought it here, then I should know what it is!  All I can think of is marshmellow cream or peanut butter.

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