THANK YOU + Kerri Morrone Sweeps the Diabetes Blog Awards

Kerri Morrone of SixUntilMe and I have tied for the title of “Best Diabetes Blog” in the First Annual OC Awards announced last night. Thank you all!

(Apologies that I dropped out of the awards ceremony early on; my Internet connection was acting up, while I had a house full of hungry guests and screaming kids…)

Anyway, kudos to the poetic Kerri for sweeping the awards, also winning the titles of “Best Adult with Type 1 Blog,” “Best Female Blogger,” and “Most Inspiring Blogger,” along with the honors for “Best Post” for her touching piece called “She Still Smiles.” Wow, Kerri, you blow our minds! (and you’ve apparently got a lot of D-friends who cared to vote Smiley — another reason to envy you)

Kerri writes beautifully about what it felt like to grow up diabetic (plus what her mom endured), our daily frustrations, and how her boyfriend makes her feel beautiful. As I remarked on Scott’s blog lately, my partner is my best friend and my hero, but I’m simply not as lyrical in sharing these intimacies. I’ve got the heart of a journalist after all, and we all have to follow our hearts.


12 Responses

  1. Kerri.
    Kerri. January 5, 2006 at 10:29 am | | Reply

    Thanks, Amy. And congratulations to you, too. It’s an honor to share this with you. Between your cutting edge journalism and my emotional deluges, the blending of our blogs is pretty darn good.
    :) Kudos to you as well.

  2. johnboy
    johnboy January 5, 2006 at 12:02 pm | | Reply

    Amy, congrats on your award! Your blog rocks with information!!

  3. Kassie
    Kassie January 5, 2006 at 1:30 pm | | Reply


    Just FYI, you’ve got broken images in your post. They probably don’t look broken to you b/c they reference your c drive.


  4. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth January 5, 2006 at 2:10 pm | | Reply

    I want you to know that I look at your blog everyday to make sure I am in touch with diabetes activity in the US!
    Your blog is very inspiring – and I believe it has made a lot of people wake-up!
    So Congrats, and keep blogging!

  5. Nicole Purcell
    Nicole Purcell January 5, 2006 at 2:34 pm | | Reply

    Hi Amy,

    Congratulations on your award — you are in fine company. I think there ought to be some categories like “Most Informative” blog… Or things like that… You’d have certainly swept those categories.


  6. The LIVabetes Glucose Goddess
    The LIVabetes Glucose Goddess January 5, 2006 at 4:47 pm | | Reply

    Hey there Amy,

    Congratulations Sister pin cushion!
    Well deserved!
    You Rock my friend!
    Keep up the good work…
    I’m almost cured….
    With Laughter, Love and chocolate,

  7. Megan
    Megan January 5, 2006 at 7:00 pm | | Reply

    Congrats, you deserve it.

  8. Elizabeth Zabell
    Elizabeth Zabell January 6, 2006 at 6:11 am | | Reply

    Congratulations on your achievement! You deserve it! I really love coming here every day.
    You are truly inspirational.


  9. Andrea
    Andrea January 6, 2006 at 6:36 am | | Reply

    Congratulations on your award- I think that’s awesome :)

  10. Vivian
    Vivian January 6, 2006 at 6:59 am | | Reply

    Congratulations!!! Thank you for all the hard work you put into this blog for all of us. You are inspiring.


  11. Elinor
    Elinor January 6, 2006 at 5:57 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations on winning in the best blog category!

    You certainly deserve the honor! Keep on blogging!

  12. AmyT
    AmyT January 19, 2006 at 1:23 pm | | Reply

    Hi Kerri,
    Yes, I wanted to say that I thought our two blogs were very complementary. Thanks!

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