Best of the ‘Betes Blogs – Ruby Colored Glasses

I will probably say this every time, but I just want to say thank you again to all the people who nominated blog posts this month. Thank you also to those of you who wrote posts this month – whether they were nominated or not.

I was reminded these past few days about how important each one of our voices are to this community. Never doubt whether anyone cares what you have to say. I guarantee that there is someone out there who is waiting for your words. This community cannot exist without each and everyone one of us.

Please enjoy the links below for some of the best representations of the diabetes online community. The giveaway winners are included at the end of the post.

Best Use of Humor

Do As I Say Not As I Do

Best Vlog

Just Call Me Ol’ Wonky Eye

Best Use of Photography

Awesome Sighting at the Pool

Best Advocacy

Friends for Life: The Booth

Best Story of a D Meet-up

The Post I Don’t Know How to Write

Best non-D Related Post

That’s Mrs. Nerdy April

Best story of a D-mistake

The Sugar Shot = Emphasis On Shot

Best Post by a Type 1

Luckily Surrounded

Best Post by a Type 2

Locks and Keys

Best Post by a Type Awesome

Running Into the Horror Stories

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

When To Disclose

Best Motivational Post

I Should’ve Made the Brownies

Best Diabetes Art

Not So Much Wordless Wednesday – Look Familiar?

(I don’t think we have ever had someone have a post featured in more than one category in a month, but Karen’s posts were the most frequently nominated posts EVER!)

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Medtronic Diabetes gave Best ‘Betes Blogs ten Lenny the Lion stuffed animals to give away in acknowledgement of all the great work in the diabetes online community. Nine people have nominated posts this month, so the following people will receive their own Lenny the Lion.

Nominations by:
Scott E
Jonathan Leidy
Stephen S

If your name appears in the nominations list above, click on the envelope at the top of the right-hand column to send me your mailing address which I will forward to Medtronic Diabetes. Congratulations and thank you for your contribution!

Please check out the links for these blogs that were also nominated:
Diabetes Daily Voices
The Princess and the Pump
Every Day Every Hour Every Minute
Arden’s Day
Our Diabetic Life
Six Until Me
Scott’s Diabetes
La Osita’s Weblog

Remember –
As you read blogs during the month, take note of any posts that you think are a perfect example of one of the categories listed above (please no self-nominations). Email or send a DM to the Best of the ‘Betes Blogs twitter account (@bestbetesblogs) with your nominations.

Happy August!


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