These “May” be the best

Get it? The best of the posts from the month of May…


So many posts to sort through as a result of Diabetes Blog Week. What an exciting problem to have! Please enjoy these blogs from around the diabetes online community and be sure to click the links at the bottom of this post to read more great blogs from around the diabetes community.

Best Use of Humor

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if reality TV showed the reality of life with Diabetes? Alexis gives us an idea.

Best Vlog

The pain of diabetes can frustrate us as adults. But when it is a child? I think diabetes hurts a little more.

Best Recipe

I think I sound more like her cousin C, but even I can appreciate Kate’s recipe for quinoa.

Best Use of Photography

If you don’t respond with “awwww!” to this picture of Holly’s baby, I might question if you have a soul. But “audible poops”? I’m not so sure I’m in love with that!

Best Advocacy

Renza (one of our favourite Aussie bloggers) was invited to speak at the launch of the results of the Diabetes MILES study as one of the participants but found herself speaking instead about how scare tactics don’t work.

Best Story of a D Meet-up

Sophie had a meet-up with another student with diabetes from her school. The other girl was not quite at the same level of diabetes self-awareness and management, but Sophie is excited about future meet-ups.

Best non-D Related Post

There were MANY non-D related post this month, and among them George’s story of pride in his son.

Best Story of a D-mistake

If you wear an insulin pump and have ever experienced a “gusher” then you will love Leo’s description of his pre-gym blood bath.

Best Post by a Type 1

Abby shares what she wants her friends to know about the silences in her life with type 1 diabetes.

Best Post by a LADA/ Type 1.5/ Not otherwise specified

Charli has learned a lot in the past year of living with Type 1.5 diabetes (LADA).

Best Post by a Type 2

No two people with diabetes are the same and no two people have the same experiences with medications and management. Sir Bob reminds us that even though his experience with diabetes is largely invisible, he’s sick too (nominated multiple times – a definite must read!).

Best Post by a Type Awesome

Watching the drunken behavior of a college student can be funny, watching the same behavior in a child – not funny.

Best Motivational Post

Can I just say I want to be Caleb when I grow up? Until then, he has a few things he wants people without diabetes to know about what it is like to have diabetes.

Best Diabetes Art Category

It’s incredibly awkward to post a link to your own blog, but it was the only one nominated in this category. There is something I want you to know.

If you were one of the “best”, grab this button to include on your page.


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Remember you can send nominations all month long! Email, or direct message @bestbetesblogs on Twitter.

A big thank you to those who contributed nominations and to all the fabulous blog that were nominated this month! Add them all to your bookmarks and readers!
Wendy Rose
Kelly K
Lee Ann


  • Oh my God I’m so excited I can barely type;kadjsflka;nsdf;klassdf;adiwneqwl! I’m going to put about three hundred of those buttons on my site.

  • Aww, thanks people! I’m honored to be in the running. Sara, this is a fantastic thing you and George have created. I read blogs behind schedule so I’m horrible at emailing nominations, but this is such a great tool to communicate, share and find others. Thank you for all the hard work and time it takes! You are a rock star! (Which I think I said yesterday, too, so it’s official. Rock. Star.) Also, I’ve heard those “audible poops” from Holly’s sweet girl and they are hysterical. For real. Laughter is eminent!

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