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Diabetes Blog Week - What I've Learned

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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
 Okay, for those of you who have never read my #dblogs before, I give names to all my little gizmos that I use for controlling my diabetes.  What we have today, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sugar and Your Health - Mar 06
The other day I emptied out a 4 kg (about 10 lbs) of white sugar that I had dated a year ago when I opened it.  I use white sugar purely for cooking (I make my own ...
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 ...
Posted: May 15, 2011 23:50
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  • Diabetes Blog Week - What I've Learned

    Before I started blogging or getting involved in the D-OC (diabetes online community) - diabetes to me was just part of my persona - just like the gap in my front teeth (sorry orthodontists out there – I’m a Lauren Hutton wanna be). I didn't think much about the daily rituals that most of us diabetics go through until I started to "meet" up with others that shared similar experiences. This week proved why my online "friends" helps many of us cope with the roller coaster ride of diabetes. 

                               The D-OC all grown up :)

    I found this week that there are SOOOOOO many fantastic D-bloggers out there. Everyone has varied opinions on the subject that we were asked to blog about. I found it difficult following some of the topics that we asked to write about - despite the wild card options.  With being sick and my desktop acting up on me - it made things abit tough at times (technology - that love/hate relationship - e.g. again today my desktop is acting up). For myself, it was almost like being at school, BUT in the end I accomplished the task at hand! I'm still trying to catch up with reading of the great posts done each day this week which were averaging about 100+ individual posts (Thursdays - topped the charts with almost 150 posts on "Ten Things I Hate Diabetes" – which for myself – was hard to write about – because I don’t really hate diabetes – it’s like my side partner in life).

    Here's to all the great Super D-Troopers out there and hopefully more to come in the near future! To check out all the blogs posted this week head on over to the Bitter~Sweet website. 

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  • By: Kelly59: May, 16, 2011 11:55 AM
    I agree Anna, it was hard to keep up & I still have a bunch more to read, but it was a fun week!

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