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What a perfect weekend!

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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: Nov 9, 2009 13:11
  • What a perfect weekend!

    Well, it's actually a beautiful day here in Montreal.  I wish I had the motorcycle today (hate sharing my bike with hubby), to go out for a drive (did this yesterday, which was another nice day).  Alas, work is calling me, and I have so much to share with you all!

    First, driving off to my doctors this a.m. to get my 2nd shot for my Twinrix vaccine (for protection against Hepatitis A/B). I found out on the radio that here in Montreal, I can finally get my H1N1 vaccine earlier then expected!!  Originally the date was set for November 23rd, and I was getting abit worried, as I'm off on holidays later that week.   I did have a slight fear of having ill effects from the H1N1 vaccine if I had it done that week, not that I ever have with the regular flu shot, but still had that little devil on my shoulder poking at me.  I was going to wait until I got back from my holidays, but I hated waiting longer then I had to for the vaccine, but now the date has been advanced, so I'll have more time to recouperate IF I do get effected by the shot.  So, wish me luck, that I can get a number for my flu shot at the one clinic that is opened up in my area (have to go down for 07h00 - in order to get a number and time for the H1N1 vaccine later in the day as they only have so much vaccine each day to give out).

    Now, second, this past w/e I spent time helping out Mark & Patti Clifford from Fresno, California with their launch of the first World Diabetic KID'Z Weekend on Blog Talk Radio / Livestream.  It was truly amazing experience to be part of and hopefully something that will take place every year (though I wouldn't mind doing this more often, as it was such a blast).  I spoke with Mum's with children who have diabetes, adults who have diabetes.  Between texting our comments and also talking on the radio, it hopefully helped people to understand what diabetic go thru' on a daily basis and bringing new issues to light. 

    The good thing about Mark and his wife Patti, they think the same way as I do about diabetes. We don't define it by Type 1, 2, LADA,  we are ALL diabetics or know someone who has it - no matter what type we have.  I do find at some of the diabetic groups I belong to online, that sometimes there can be a battle between the different types of diabetes, not so with this group that Mark has set up at Change the World - Global Diabetic Awareness - we're all in the same boat!  We have a daily battle with keeping our BG's at good levels/weight/discrimination/etc.

    Check out the video on The Diabotics as well - and maybe you can make up your own with all the bits and pieces that you use in your daily life as a diabetic (I know mine will look pretty amazing as some of the examples in the video )!  One thing to take note of is Mark is hoping to make November 7th a permanent fixture on the American calendar in the future as well!  Wouldn't it be great if it was an event that takes place all over our big blue marble?  I hope to help him and others in this endeavour.

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