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[IP] Oreo's & french pastries
At first I thought your post was about French pasties (you know, ala the Moulin Rouge) and I couldn't figure out what it had to do with diabetes. (Diabetics can do anything! Can, Can!)
I think you should organize a "Pumpers Tour of Paradise"
in your free time -LOL Of course, you'd have to do a lot of research first. I'd personally volunteer to visit Vienna and the Hotel Sacher to sample the famous torte en situ! We'd better get BBradford and Ted Quick to go with the group. Or better yet,just sign on a couple of paramedics to meet the insurance requirements.
We could sample French insulins! (Yes, I know, they're all the *same* but I do remember hitchiking through Spain in my MDI days and breaking my only glass insulin syringe [ yeah, so it was a few years ago, so what?] and having a boyfriend find me a 'Spanish' insulin syringe that had all gold lettering on the outside. A diabetic novelty item. I still have it somewhere.
I've also got the cargo slip from the airplane that dropped off my insulin in the middle of the jungle for me in Guatemala (para la chica Americana - it said). That place was paradise truly (Tikal) but I don't think God made it for diabetics. Still it makes for a good tale, eh? And like the Russian kids, the insulin I used while hitchiking through those places was whatever I could find - usually stashed in the local coca cola machine. What you see is what you get. Where were my internet buddies then? But hey, I survived and am perfectly fine, perfectly fine, perfectly fine,
--uhhh where was I?
Just bought two giant oreo cookies (albeit plastic containers to freeze) to chill and sandwich my insulin bottles (lente) to mail to those Russian kids in Indiana. Wal-Mart 97 cents. Figured somebody'd get a kick out of it-- I did!
Well back to work. Chew. pump, pump. Chew. pump. Whew this is tough.
---- On Jul 28 email @ redacted wrote:
> Dianne wrote:
> > Last time I was staying in Paris for a few months....
> jealousy rears its ugly green-eyed head....
> > ....I had so much trouble bypassing the ubiquitous pastry shops, I was
> > glad to come home and give my BG a rest!
> nahhh - you just have to keep practicing and figure out how much insulin you
> need to compensate for a brioche (kind of a plainish roll) Once you maser
> that, you move on to the more difficult challenge of a butter laden
> croissant, and from there, the world is your oyster, so to speak...and lets
> not forget mille feuille, operas and the indefatiguable creme caramet with
> that sugary crusty top....mmmmmmMMMMMm. Oh the pumping education I could
> have gleaned in "months" of respite in France...
> > discover yet another talent of Sara's. [Sara that's to make up for my
> > devilishly 'Oreo oriented' comments in an earlier post!])
> no worries...I took it as a compliment..I will forever be remembered as the
> oreo lady - could be worse...could be the carrot girl - how boring would that
> > you'll be happy to know it didn't stop me from trying. "C'est!" I'd
> > say, pointing at a nice little tart. And they sold it to me too!
> silly girl...next time just say "je voudrais celui-la, s'il vous plait...non,
> l'une a cote, avec le chocolate"...heh heh }-]
> keep on pumping!!
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