Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Interesting sideline:  I have been a type 1 diabetic for 53 years.  When I go on international humanitarian assignments, I let the interpreters know that if I act weird, probably means I am having an insulin reaction.    Which fortunately is only rarely.

In 2012 we were sitting at a lunch table with 8 people and they saw me check my blood with a glucose meter, One Touch.  So everyone wanted their blood tested.  Come to find out the grower was diabetic and his blood was rather high, plus the farm owners father was diabetic.

Then today we sit down for the typical after farm walk, farm meal.  The owner is also diabetic and Muzzafar, the interpreter;  asked me if would test the farmers blood.  Sure why not.  So another half hour discussion of how to manage diabetes.  Interesting partners, farming and diabetes.

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