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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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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 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 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 »
Islands and Insulin Giveaway by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I am giving away a free copy of Islands and Insulin over at Goodreads.com. If you haven't checked out their site, you may want to take a peek. It is a social media site for ... 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 »
Sailing and Surfing with Diabetes by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Ginger Vieira did an interview with me for Diabetes Daily a while back. Thought I would give you all a chance to read it if you didn't catch it over at diabetesdaily.com. ... Read on »
P.S. I Love You a Lot Less Than the Movie by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1       I have always been intrigued by the process of making a book into a movie. It is interesting to see the changes that get made as the story goes from being the creation ... Read on »
I Got Another One!!! by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1      I was blessed to have one more Thanksgiving with Captain Jack and my Grandma. The kids have taken to calling them Grampa and Grandma Santa Claus due to my grandma's res ... Read on »
Islands and Insulin holiday Pre-Sale Event starts now!! by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Escape from the cold to a land surrounded by warm water and bathed by the sun. The Florida Keys are calling your name. For only $13.50 (that's 15% off the cover price), you ca ... Read on »
Islands and Insulin Update by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1      I spent the summer finishing the first draft of Islands and Insulin. I also spent the summer learning and doing about a hundred other things in order to publish the boo ... Read on »
Grand Canyon Hike by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I seem to be thinking lately in pictures instead of words, so I thought I'd give a recap of my Grand Canyon Hike in pictures. Our GPS Tracks Our Camper for the Weeken ... Read on »
The Bigger Blue Test by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1   I spent last Saturday in LA at a  shoot for The Big Blue Test commercial and it was fantastic. The Big Blue Test is a month-long program to encourage people to get acti ... Read on »
Grand Canyon Trial by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1      Labor day was a great excuse to get in our first trial hike. Michelle and I are planning to hike/run the Grand canyon from rim to river to rim in one day at the end ... Read on »
Straight From the Shutter by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I hate it when this happens in the middle of class. Loos like it's time to get that back-up insulin into my class fridge. 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 »
One Last Push and a Big Thank You by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1    Learning how to navigate crowd funding has been quite the learning curve. From making my own video to finding the tone of my marketing, it has all been a great learning e ... Read on »
Penny Magnification by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 My night last night. Notice the "HIGH" for eight of the ten hours I was asleep? Which means that Nick was yelling at me every two hours throughout the night. Screa ... Read on »
Deep in the Archives by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 This was one of the first things I wrote regarding diabetes and one of the first times I realized that writing can be a great medium for diabetics to connect with each othe ... Read on »
BJ Barber by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, my doctor told me I would need to exercise everyday. I started running the first week and rode my bike ten miles a day to school an ... Read on »
Sailing Into a Sea of Diabetes by Erin Spineto Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Here's a quick look at the video I made for my Kickstarter Project.  It will allow me to publish Shoes on the Deck- a Diabetic Sailor's Memoir. To become a backer you can ... Read on »