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Islands And Insulin

Islands And Insulin

by Erin Spineto
     
 

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"I read this entire book in one sitting, laughing at some parts, nodding my head in recognition at others, and just marveling at how much of the diabetes experience was captured in 263 pages. Erin Spineto should be proud as hell for being it, living it, and writing it."
Kerri Sparling, Writer/Editor at SixUntilMe.com

"It's an enjoyable mix of love,

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"I read this entire book in one sitting, laughing at some parts, nodding my head in recognition at others, and just marveling at how much of the diabetes experience was captured in 263 pages. Erin Spineto should be proud as hell for being it, living it, and writing it."
Kerri Sparling, Writer/Editor at SixUntilMe.com

"It's an enjoyable mix of love, learning, diabetes, and adventure."
Scott Johnson, Diabetes Advocate, Writer, Speaker, Consultant at Scott's Diabetes

Islands and Insulin is the story of a girl, given a boat, one hundred nautical miles of ocean, and way too much caffeine to reflect on how an incorrigible disease has altered her voyage into adulthood, all wrapped inside a diabetes survival manual. It is a cross between the humor of Steve Markley's Publish This Book, the travel journal of Jimmy Buffett's A Pirate Looks at Fifty, and the sailing of Pete Goss's Close to the Wind minus the sixty knot winds, fifty foot waves, below freezing temperatures, and the slick escape from death... hopefully.

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http://sixuntilme.com/blog2/2013/02/islands_and_insulin.html - Kerri Sparling
Islands and Insulin. This is the first book I've read, in full, in a long time. I need to read more. The day before I headed out on flight to Nashville, TN, I received a package in the mail. "Mommy, that has sunshine all OVER it," my daughter exclaimed happily, running her hands over the bright yellow paper that covered the package. "I know, right? Let's see what's inside," and we tore open the box to find, among other beach-esque trinkets, a book
http://www.diabetesmine.com/2013/04/the-ever-expanding-library-of-diabetes.html - Mike DiabetesMine
Islands and Insulin: A Diabetic Sailor’s Memoir by Type 1 PWD Erin Spineto. She’s a UC San Diego graduate and science teacher who works with the great group Insulindependence. She was already an avid surfer and sailor when she was diagnosed in college. Ten years later, to prove to herself and the world that people with T1D can do anything, she set out to sail the Florida Keys alone… and this is her story. Amy hopes to write a more comprehensive review of this book soon, but has already given her

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016467061
Publisher:
Sea Peptide Publishing
Publication date:
05/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
273
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Erin Spineto, a UC San Diego graduate and science teacher, works with non-profit Insulindependence in her quest to inspire fellow Type I diabetics to overcome limitations. Determined to challenge herself as a Type I diabetic, she chronicles her solo sailing adventures and the ups and downs of life as a diabetic. She and her husband, Tony, live in San Diego, California with their two children.

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