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Islands and Insulin
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. ...more
Erin Spineto started her writing journey in 2011 with Islands and Insulin, her memoir of sailing solo 100 miles down the Florida Keys with type 1 diabetes back in a time when doctors were foolish enough to recommend against this kind of wild adventure with diabetes. She followed it up a few years later with Adventure On, a non-fiction book on using adventure to increase motivation to take care of ...more
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