Must Watch D-TV: Amazing!

by Leighann on September 27, 2010

I have been watching the Amazing Race since the very first season. After putting the kids to bed, I turn on the DVR and watch on Sunday nights. Last night was the premier episode of the 17th season.

My son had fallen asleep on the couch after a jam-packed weekend and no naps. Ask him about the white tiger or feeding a camel!

Q got her bedtime snack and BG check then we headed upstairs for a quick bath, reading a couple of chapters in the book we just started, and a snuggle.

My husband stayed downstairs to watch football and I curled up beneath our quilt for my grown up TV time.

In the beginning of the episode, they introduced each team and gave a little background. Nothing out of the ordinary, they had the usual ensemble with a cast from all different walks of life.

The flew across the Atlantic and team by team, hopped into cars to get to their next destination. (By the way, who in the world doesn’t know what Stonehenge is? There’s always one ditz each season.)

As team Nat and Kat began driving, Kat handed up a blood glucose meter from the backseat to Nat, who was at the wheel.

What!?

That’s right, Nat tested her blood sugar before driving.

Whoa.

What I loved about the episode and the surprise that one of the contestants has diabetes is that the show didn’t highlight that in her opening bio. Rather,  Nat and Kat were profiled as being doctors.

I say “hear, hear” to CBS for showing an active, educated woman who isn’t letting diabetes slow her down.

I think you know which team I am rooting for this year!

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1 Denise September 27, 2010 at 10:47 am

rooting for Nat and Kat too!! Yay Amazing Race!

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2 Lorraine September 27, 2010 at 11:21 am

She delivers a great message.

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3 Nan September 27, 2010 at 11:27 am

that is so powerfully positive! let’s hope they do real well!!

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4 Joanne September 27, 2010 at 11:59 am

I was so excited as saw the BG test I almost squealed… and I’m not a squealing type o’ girl!

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5 Becca September 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I loved it! A young, hot, healthy, responsible diabetic!

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6 Crystal September 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Wow. WAY AWEsome!!!

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7 Sara September 27, 2010 at 9:07 pm

That soooo rocks!

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8 Heidi September 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Go Nat and Kat! Kudos to CBS for profiling her as a doctor and friend first! I, too, have watched every season of The Amazing Race, and I can’t wait to see how this season unfolds.

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9 Reyna September 28, 2010 at 4:42 am

WOOT WOOT. I don’t usually watch, but I am going to start thanks to Joanne and you! Go Nat and Kat!

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10 Lynne-Anne September 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm

My husband and I are also fans of Amazing Race since season 1. My husband and daughter are both type 1 pump users. Imagine our excitement to see this fine young doctor showing the world that she controls her diabetes and not the diabetes controlling her! We are team Nat and Kat all the way! Go Girls Go!

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