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Islands and Insulin is 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 of Pete Goss's Close to the Wind minus the sixty knot winds, fifty foot waves, below freezing temperatures, and the slick escape from death...hopefully.

©2013 Erin Spineto (P)2014 New Street Communications, LLC

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Cool to understand more about life with diabetes.

If you sail, and enjoy reading about sailing, this book is only good in how absolutely cringeworthy the author's sailing is. (So sorry but it is true!)
However, if you are curious as to how a diabetes diagnosis affects people's lives, thought processes, etc. It is very enjoyable. That is what I was most interested in picking up.
Note to author, even if your boat begins to sink, or is laying on its side, in the water, do not leave it unless rescuers are on the scene or you truly cannot hang on to it anymore. A boat is easier to find than a person.
Do not calculate swimming when you are sailing anymore than you calculate jumping out of a plane while flying. Couple rules-- and your "Captain Jack" taught you one of them "one hand for you and one hand for the boat", but there is another, equally important one! Stay on the boat!
Good luck. I hope your future sailing adventures with the boat you are building give you many happy times with your family.