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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
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Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes - Mar 27
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Sugar and Your Health - Mar 06
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Eating from the ground - Yuca Fries - Feb 20
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Posted: Jun 3, 2011 10:49
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  • "You Can Do This" Project

    I think I've become young again - when I sign up for some of the projects I do with the D-OC (diabetes online community).  To think, when I was in actual attendance at school - I HATED assignments.  Now, these are fun!

    So, what's the latest project going on you are asking?  Well, You Can Do This is a growing community of
    videos, by folks that are affected by diabetes.  Nope - you don't have to be a diabetic - but perhaps you care for someone with diabetes or know someone with it and want to say something! Don't be shy (I was in the beginning - I'm abit camera shy).  The good thing is - if you aren't keen on doing a vlog - then you can write a blog - the instructions which are simple are all at Kim's website - Texting My Pancreas .  Just remember though, prior to posting, as Kim states - " please share at your own risk - these videos divulge health information, and much like toothpaste from a tube, once it's out... it's out for good".  

    I personally went head first into my vlog - not really reading the instructions (did the same thing when starting on my pump) and it turned out alright despite being a very windy day and my still not feeling 100% from having viral pneumonia and some major depression that has made me into a Cave Woman (so unlike me as others in the D-OC have said).  I'm coming around slowly but surely but due to bad stuff happening last November from what I considered good friends and nasty emails, along with family stuff, Manouchka my cat dying suddenly, things got out of hand and dragged me down. 

    Yuppers, d-E-p-R-e-S-s-I-o-N  not diabetes related at all - though in the past it may have been - but my vlog reveals my cure for that - like cinnamon cures diabetes!  I don't think my depression has ever been related to that - just life in general - I mean - we diabetics are normal human beings - we just happen to like to be human dart boards 24/7 along with other things we have to always be thinking of (will I go low in the night time and wake up alive?).  Coming out in the open like this is difficult - as it may expose me to more emails (nasty) from this gang of so called "friends" - but I think this is part of my recovery - and understanding of what has caused this problem.  So if you evil gals are reading this - and you know who you are - take that with your karma crap - 'cause I'm way better then you - and my D-OC gang will back me up on that !!!

    By clicking on the mug shot of me below - it will whisk you to my vlog that is posted at Youtube!


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  • By: Kelly59: Jun, 03, 2011 19:01 PM
    Anna, your vlog is great, even if you did not read the instructions first.  Besides, what fun would it be if you read them first.  Sorry to hear you have some evil people in your past also - been there, done that.  I hope they don't come back.  You can count me in to help you out - I will run over them with my walker and tell my dog to bite them!


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