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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: May 31, 2012 11:40
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  • Dana Heffern : Antidote Performance (on your screen NOW)
    Last summer, I had the fantastic opportunity to meet up with Dana Heffern - a Type 1 diabetic like myself .  She had been awarded with a scholarship to attain her MFA (Master of Fine Arts) at Goddard College in Plainsfield, Vermont and that year Dana did a show about what Type 1 diabetes is all about since there is sometimes a misunderstanding about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. You can read abit more about my adventure to the USA to meet up with Dana / Ginger and other diabetics (and non) who were involved in this project at this blog link I posted last summer to understand more of what she was trying to show to the audience members (and I think she did a spot on job).  

    Just this week, Dana released this much anticipated video putting everything together to make her 2 hour performance say exactly what she had intended the audience to come to understand about diabetes.  As I  told her, I would gladly participate in another one of her shows again (diabetic or not).  She has AMAZING talent.


    Click on the picture below - and you will see why I am proud of being part of this project - making new friends (we still keep in contact despite living in different countries).  Diabetes has no boundaries!!


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  • By: FatCatAnna: Jun, 26, 2012 12:33 PM
    Wow - it's THE SCOTT JOHNSON - whoo! whoo!!  BTW, for you folks who don't know who Scott is in the D-OC (diabetic online community) - check out his Facebook page OR website or on Twitter.


    By: : Jun, 23, 2012 15:37 PM
    Very moving piece! Thanks for sharing Anna!


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