Kiss me, I’m a Red Strider!

On September 21, I am going to take a very important walk. This walk is for me and the 26 million people like me who battle diabetes every day. I am joining the American Diabetes Association in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes because I want to do something to fight back against a disease that affects so many lives, including my own.

It only takes a few steps to make my steps go further. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

To help support my efforts, please visit my StepOut page or consider joining our team.

Best of the ‘Betes – June 2013

Today I have the honor to host the wonderful… the amazing… the spectacular Best of the ‘Betes Blogs! I’m very grateful that Sara decided to bring me in because I had a lot of fun reading the different blog posts that were nominated. I have to be honest here… I really don’t read that many blogs these days, but this was a reminder of what I’m missing. Blame it on Google that’s taking their reader away today. 😛 Without further ado, here is the Best of the ‘Betes.

Best Use of Humor
Reva’s musings of how mosquitoes see people with diabetes as sweet treats.

Best Recipe
Stir-fried chicken with walnuts and basil. Oh, my! Thanks, Kelley!

Best Use of Photography
Eleanor celebrates 100 days after diagnosis with a snazzy looking pump!

Best Advocacy
Heather proposes a standard practice of discussion surrounding diabetes.

Best Story of a D-Meetup
Jess shares her close encounters with other PWDs in Washington, DC.

Best Non-D Related Post
The aftermath of hurricane Sandy and how people are not being treated fairly.

Best Post by a Type 1
Katie chooses fear over faith when it comes to diabetes and pregnancy.

Best Post by a LADA/ Type 1.5/ Not otherwise specified
Ashley has to deal with doctors who think patients are just a number on scale.

Best Post by a Type 2
According to Bob, the basis of self-esteem is simply being yourself.

Best Post by a Type Awesome
Bent canulas… Ouch!

Best story of a D-mistake
How Kerri almost had a reason to panic and a broken bag handle in Paris.

Best Motivational Post
Courtney finds a way to cope… through art!

If you are one of the Best ‘Betes Blogs for this month and would like to add a badge to your blog, you can find the information for the badge below.


Thank you to all the people who participated, and kudos to other nominees.

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