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Islands and Insulin

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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 ...more
Paperback, First, 252 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Sea Peptide Publishing
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Erin's trip, going five days through the Florida keys, certainly doesn't compare with stories of around the world solo sailing. The author does provide a view into the life of a Type 1, and shows while it has it's challenges, she certainly can live life fully and pursue her goals. The book made me miss living in California.
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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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