What is the end result of a fabulous Diabetes meet-up aside from love and laughter?
A suggestion, nay request that I host the Best Betes Blogs for November. What could I say after Sara brought me a bottle of sand and shells from Florida. I didn’t realize what a fabulous honor and treat it would be to host. Imagine how thrilled I was to receive over two pages of nominated blogs. For an undisclosed amount of time (wouldn’t want ya thinking hosting takes up too much of your time) I laughed, cried and had to fight off feelings that I’m certain even Dr. Bruce Banner would have succumbed to.
Enough of my rambling – on to the winners of the November Best Betes Blogs
Best Use of Humor
If diabetes had an address I’d like to send some hate mail. Life: One unit at a time
I’ve always believed that PWD and those who love PWD are the bravest, smartest, funniest and most awesome people – clearly PWD also make great poets. Dorkabetic
YUM! You had me at “The summer of tomatoes” A Girls Reflections
Best Use of Photography
Nothing brings me more joy than seeing a family coming together to support one another while building diabetes awareness. The We Cara Lot Blog
I’m not sure who said it but someone once said that more people fear public speaking than death. This little man with the support of his mom wasn’t afraid. Type 1 diabetes 365 and here (to watch the presentation) Kuddos Craig!
Best Story of a D Meet-up
Social Media brings people who may have previously felt isolated together – and not only to sing 80′s music together – although I personally believe singing 80′s music together is reason enough. Simon at Simon From the 70′s
Best non-D Related Post
In the Diabetes Online Community we come together to celebrate diabetes success, learn new diabetes management tricks, and share diabetes frustrations – BUT if I’ve learned anything it isn’t always about diabetes support – it is just about support. George at Ninjabetic
Best Post by a Type 1
Not to scare off any potential BBB hosts but this category was truly difficult to pick a winner. If it were allowed there would be at least a four-way tie. Alas – I was given permission for a two-way tie. I must have read each of the posts submitted a half-dozen times – yes it was that hard to choose.
The questions we all get asked and the decisions regarding how much to share. Nikki at Celiabetes
Diabetes fights like a jealous sibling or pet when baby comes home. Jacquie at Typical Type 1
Best Post by a Type 2
This post surprised me. As a parent of two kids with Type 1 I always feel people with Type 2 get all the attention via mainstream media. To an individual everything is perception but perception isn’t everything – look closer. That’s what I learned from this post. Sue at RFamHere’s Ramblings
Best Post by a Type Awesome
Courage – she’s got it. Insulin Resilience
Best Post by a LADA/Type 1.5/Not otherwise specified
I’m NOT trying to plug my blog here I just feel the need to say – Stick with it sugar, it never gets easier – you get better. Katie at 1 Little Prick
Best story of a D-mistake
When I got to this category I must say I wasn’t feeling a lot of love for a certain someone. Asking me to choose a winner with so many great nominations was asking a bit much. Thus again I narrowed it down to two and considered flipping a coin but luck isn’t what makes these bloggers so fabulous – it is the ability to act in the presence of fear, recognize that we learn from our mistakes, and to take each day with a spoon full of sugar - or a whole lot of fast acting carbs when needed.
Lea at Luvleamum
Bram at Trained by Insulin
Best Motivational Post
When reading this post I was thinking about the courage post listed above and my favorite quote about courage – “Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to act in the presence of fear” Mikes guest post on Diabetes Mine
Best Diabetes Art
Don’t eat Dr. Banting! Wendy at Candy Hearts
Congratulations to all of November’s Best Betes Blogs Winners. Please grab this button to use on your blog if you would like.
Thank you to all those who nominated posts this month and congratulations to those who were nominated.
Karen Bitter Sweet
Denise My Sweet Bean and her Pod
Brian Buzz Buzz Not My Cell
Scott B Diabetes Daily
Jess Me and D
Christina Stick With It Sugar
Meri Our Diabetic Life
Rachel Probably Rachel
Emma Big Purple Duck
Kerri Six Until Me
Kate Sweet Success
Alexis I Run On Insulin
Ryan The Diabetic Cyclist
Stephen S Happy-Medium
Rachel Tales of Rachel
Mike Diabetes Mine
Scott E Rolling in The D
Laura Four Days to Two D
Sarah M. La Osita’s Weblog
Sara Moments of Wonderful