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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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  Today I crossed a treshhold. ... by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1   Today I crossed a treshhold. The one point in my mind of no return. Today I purchased my airline ticket to Miami. My non-refundable, I'm out a pocket full of cash if I don ... Read on »
14 Tips for Bringing Diabetes on the Trail by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1  The date has been set. The packing list has begun. The companions have been chosen. I am off into the planning stages of my next adventure. Tony, Michelle, Brian and I wi ... Read on »
14 Tips for Bringing Diabetes on the Trail by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1      The date has been set. The packing list has begun. The companions have been chosen. I am off into the planning stages of my next adventure. Tony, Michelle, Brian an ... Read on »
25 Random Facts by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 So I was asked to write 25 random things about myself.  what follows is the answer... 1. i am a procrastinator. look how long it took me to do this. I am so behind on the ... Read on »
3 Essentials of Every Training Plan by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1      After six years of fighting thyroid disease, I am finally healthy enough to begin training for another race. I have signed up for the Wildflower Triathlon in May. My t ... Read on »
A Day in the Life of a Diabetic by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I've decided to start something new. It's a story about a typical diabetic girl. But it's not just me writing it. It's a chain story. So I've written the first chapter and ... 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 »
A Good Silverstein by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 The sea is a-roarin’, the sea gulls they screech, The bosun he rants and raves. And the whole scurvy crew Says, it’s true, yes it’s true, Ol’ Captain Blackbeard’s ... Read on »
A New Chronic by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Just to make this trip a little more challenging, as if I thought it was a bit too easy to simply manage the twenty-seven foot sailboat, Pagan Charm, and the ... Read on »
A New Kind of Training by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1       For the first time in over 2 years, I am finally seeing the payoff from my workouts.  I am getting stronger and faster and I can go longer.  I have tripled my long swi ... Read on »
A New Mode by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Now that I am back at work, and, really, back among the living I get asked a lot how I am doing. I think i fielded that question at least 20 times in the last few weeks sinc ... Read on »
A View of Catalina Through the Lens by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Some pictures from my last Catalina trip, a three-day jaunt to brush up on my navigation skills and get some time on the water. Sunrise over the water our last day o ... 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 »
After a long day of travel by ... by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 After a long day of travel by plane, train, and automobile, - have finally settled in to my home for the next few days. Paul and the guys at Key Lime Sailing Club have been ... Read on »
Amy Sotolongo by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Amy has been a friend of mine for almost two decades. One of those people who knew me before I became the me I am now. One of the things I admire in her is her creativity. S ... Read on »
An Aptitude for Solitude by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1         I snuck out for a few moments on my way to Back to School Night Tuesday and saw the horizon out of my open car window. I smelled the ocean and pictured myself for a ... Read on »
An Excerpt from Islands and Insulin in Three Installments by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; Read on »
An Excerpt from Islands and Insulin- Second Installment by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; Read on »
An Excerpt from Islands and Insulin- The Final Installment by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; Read on »
An Unusual Precaution by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 When you fist get diagnosed with Diabetes the doctors give you a brief education on the disease. I had mine while wasting time locked in a hospital for the weekend. The nu ... Read on »