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Erin Spineto

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Author of Islands and Insulin, A Diabetic Sailor's Memoir, 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... Full Bio
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Sea Peptide Shift by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1           Long-distance, open water swimming takes a lot. Swimming over four miles in 86 degree water with the sun blazing down on you through 90 degree air is no joke. It t ... Read on »
The BEST Fix for Low Blood Sugar- GU Energy Gel by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Sea Peptide swimmers are excited to announce our Official Low Blood Sugar Fix!! How long should you have to wait until your favorite low food travels through your stomach a ... Read on »
Sea Peptide Swimmers by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Look who joined the team... Renee Moreno signed on on Friday afternoon. She is an experienced surfer, sailer, body surfer and swimmer. We are so glad to welc ... Read on »
Run Sherpa or Aide Station on Wheels? by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1     I'm not sure which name I like best, but the job is the same. Each Sunday I accompany Tony on his long run. Of course I am not fast enough to keep up with him anymore, s ... Read on »
Someday I Will by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I see a white sail, Skipping cross a blue bay, And I say Someday I Will. Don't need to know who,May help you make it come true, Just say Someday I Will.    ... Read on »
Need Some Inspiration to Dream Big??? by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Doesn't this just make you want to sign up. Let me know if you are interested in joining the team by filling out the Interest Form. If you loved this article, ... Read on »
My Diabetes Vacation by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1     The idea of a Diabetes Vacation has been tossed around for years. It makes sense that a 24/7/365 disease would be exactly what we need a break from. And I would be the f ... Read on »
Happy Cocktail by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1     I was recently sharing with a friend my recipe for dealing with the depression that diabetes and life in general brings. The big 5 ingredients in my Happy Cocktail are e ... Read on »
A Dose of Sunshine by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1       As I try to pull myself out of the depression that chronic disease often provides us with, I realize the value of music and images to remind us of the things we love a ... Read on »
No Worries Mon, Everything Will Be Alright by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1      Over the past seven years, I have slid into the horrible habit of having a really bad attitude at work. I have become the 'I hate Mondays' kind of a person. In my defen ... Read on »
Exploring Iceland. Surfing i ... by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Exploring Iceland. Surfing in Nicaragua. Hiking in Machu Piccu. Visiting the Great Wall of China. The Cherry Blossom Festival in Maryland.      Last weekend I took a poll ... Read on »
Looking for a way to help yo ... by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Looking for a way to help your loved ones understand your struggles with diabetes this holiday season?  Give them a signed copy of Islands and Insulin!!! Listen to what ... Read on »
Swimming The Keys by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 There are those runs every so often, when you feel like you can run forever without even a hint of fatigue. Where your mind drifts off into that happy place and you ... Read on »
Take a peek inside my writer's studio by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 TuDiabetes is a terrific site for social networking amongst diabetics. They also run several outreach projects including the Big Blue Test coming up in November. Emily Coles ... Read on »
Adventure Log for William Chanter and His Sail Around the Isle of Wright by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I recently did an interview with William Chanter before his Sail around the Isle of Wright. Here is his race report in his own words. such a stud for taking on this adventur ... Read on »
Sea Peptide Publishing Does it Again by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Sea Peptide Publishing started with the publishing of Islands and Insulin. Now we have started working on our second book. This one is the story of Tony Spineto who was born ... Read on »
Are You a Genius? by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 What I Don't Know During a recent Google Hangout with Emily Coles from TuDiabetes, I was asked a couple of questions about how I prepare supplies for long journeys and wh ... Read on »
William Chanter- Another in a Long Line of Diabetic Sailors by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 This July, another crew of adventurers will push the boundaries of what is possible with diabetes. William Chanter and Tom Baker will attempt to sail 55 around the Isle of Wri ... Read on »
William Chanter- Another in a Long Line of Diabetic Sailors by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1      This July, another crew of adventurers will push the boundaries of what is possible with diabetes. William Chanter and Tom Baker will attempt to sail 55 around the Isle ... Read on »
Sailing With Diabetics by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 This is a reprint of an article I wrote for Multihulls Magazine Jan/Feb 2013. It was geared towards sailors and crew members who are not familiar with diabetes. As a person ... Read on »