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D-blog day – 6 things that you may not know about diabetes - but will now!

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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: Nov 9, 2010 11:53
  • D-blog day – 6 things that you may not know about diabetes - but will now!

    Dblog Day 11.09/2010 picture

    I’m taking part today in the D-blog day – this was started back on November 2005 (where have I been all these years – in a cave?).  I noticed this “event” through Gina Capone’s website called Diabetes Talk that explains all the details (e.g. topic of this years d-blog, etc.).  I decided I would give it a go and know I’ll not be the only one that will be Tweeting (using #dblogday) and in other social medias.  Hopefully it’s not too late for you to join in today and I know I’ve marked this event  in my calendar for 2011 already!


    Regular folk by ssaamm97 at Photobucket

    1)         We are amongst you “regular” folks – you may not know it – but we are.  Do not be afraid.

    2)         Diabetes, Type 1 that is , is not like the Elvis Presley song – Return To Sender – it is with us for life – no losing weight, eating less sugar gets us off our juice of life.

    Dr. Frederick Banting Awarded Nobel Prize in 1923

    3)         If you see me wearing my blue suede shoes on November 14th this year – it’s because I’m celebrating the birth of  Dr. Banting that you see above!  He was born on this day back in 1891 and we now celebrate his birth along with World Diabetes Day (WDD) which was started up by the International Diabetes Federation .  Psst, did you know Dr. Banting is Canadian? Some people seem surprised by this when I’ve tell them.  I kid you not!

    4)         Having diabetes is not the end of the world – but for some it is – be patient with them as they learn the ropes.  Old timers like myself, we’ve got it down pat most of the time, but then there are those days that …. you know …. Things just don’t jive no matter what you do.

    5)         I can eat sweets, if you see me sinking my teeth into that chocolate pie, be forewarned, I will enjoy it to the last lick of the plate (I tell my friends that this saves on washing dishes) – but behind all this enjoyment – is calculations for how much insulin to give, etc. etc. It’s not easy at times as we have to guesstimate – but rewarding when we do “cheat” for that sinful treat from time to time.

    6)         Cats and dogs can get diabetes and become insulin dependent!  My name of FatCatAnna comes from my pussy cat Beauduoin who probably had better control of his diabetes then I do (even the vet said so).  I really miss him.

    Girl eyeing sweets courtesy of Foto Search

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