Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Best of the 'Betes Blogs April 2012

This was so much more difficult than I thought it would be!  So many fabulous posts were nominated.  I love the DOC, and this process reminds me again why.  We are so much stronger together than we are alone.  No matter what kind of day I'm having, I can open Google Reader and find posts from my friends that inspire me to keep going.  Thank you all for that.

So without further ado, I present the Best of the 'Betes Blogs for April 2012!

Best Use of Humor: Sometimes there's nothing you can do but laugh at the strange things family members say...

Best Vlog: I heart the You Can Do This project.  It reminds us that we are not alone, and that there is power in numbers.

Best Recipe: Mmmm, pasta.  I'll be over for dinner tomorrow, ok?

Best Use of Photography:  These pics will make you do a double take.  So neat!

Best Advocacy:  A post from a parent of children with diabetes that appeared on the blog of a person with diabetes.  Cause he's awesome like that.

Best Reference to a D-Celebrity: Highly jealous of the attention this blogger was given by a certain fabulously attractive D-celeb.

Best Story of a D-Meetup: Any opportunity to meet friends from the DOC in real life is magical!  I've felt this way myself, many times.  Warm fuzzies.

Best non-D Related Post: One of the most powerful posts I've read in a long time.  Loneliness is something we can all relate to.

Best Post by a Type 1: Getting blood drawn is pretty routine for people with diabetes.  Except when it's not.

Best Post by a Type 2: Not judging yourself based on the number on the meter is hard, no matter what type of diabetes you have.

Best Post by LADA/ Type 1.5/ Not otherwise specified: An incredible post from one of the most inspirational people I know, reminding us that defeat is optional.

Best Story of a D Mistake: You know when it seems like the world is out to get you, at least when it comes to diabetes?

Best Motivational Post: I often feel like a failure.  But this inspirational post tells us what failing DOESN'T look like.

Best Diabetes Art: I wish my pancreas had a brain and could do all this for me.  But then it wouldn't be broken!

Thanks to everyone who sent in nominations, and congratulations to all the nominees!

Bab's Blog
(Buzz, Buzz) Not My Cell
Candy Hearts
The Chronicles of D-Boy and Ribbon
Every Day Every Hour Every Minute
I Run On Insulin
Jeff Mather's Dispatches
KD- And It's Not Kraft Dinner!
Kayla's Life Notes
Lisa From Scratch
Our Diabetic Life
Rolling in the D
Sweet Success: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes
Texting My Pancreas
This Is Caleb
Typical Type 1
Victoria Cumbow
Your Diabetes May Vary

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And that's a wrap for April!  Remember you can send nominations all month long!  Email bestbetesblogs@gmail.com, or direct message @bestbetesblogs on Twitter. 

Keep writing and reading!


  1. Thank you so much! I'm honored. Thanks too for doing all this reading. I can't wait to read all the other posts.

  2. What Kate said!! I was so suprised and appreciate it soo much!! I think I may need to take a break now and get reading all the great posts!!

  3. What a great list! I love this post each month because I get to add more blogs to my google reader. New authors each month that I've never read before!

  4. Thanks so much for the double mention! ;) I'm honored!

  5. thanks for hosting, gonna check some new blogs out now! :)

  6. Thanks so much! I'm honored to be on this list with so many awesome bloggers!

  7. I didn't even notice (Until today) that I was featured here! Thank you so much! I am honoured!