The Seven Words of Wisdom Contest for Diabetes

Hey All, Michelle actually jumped on my original idea, which was to host an official contest for the best Seven Words of Wisdom for Living with Diabetes. See my start at the end of this morning’s post.

You may or may not be familiar with Michael Pollan’s book “In Defense of Food” and his famous 7-word manifesto: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.Numbersevenincircle

Tons of people have jumped on this idea, and the New York Times even hosted a popular do-it-yourself “Seven Words” contest back in January. Some winners I loved were:

Drink water. Eat your veggies. Love Mom.

Smile often. Laugh out loud. Share joy.

Make promises. Don’t break them. Find loopholes.

What have you all got for living with diabetes? I am prepared to pass out prizes, including those coveted DiabetesMine T-shirts and Know Your Numbers books.

** UPDATE 3/19/08 **

I’m keeping the contest open till the end of the week. Then I’m going to print out all the entries and throw darts at them to select the winners. Just kidding. Still, winners shall be selected. Thank you in advance for your wit & wisdom, All.

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64 Responses

  1. John C.
    John C. March 20, 2008 at 1:47 pm | | Reply

    Here’s my attempt:

    Test first. Count carefully. Know yourself. Relax.

  2. Nick
    Nick March 20, 2008 at 7:27 pm | | Reply

    Your Diabetes May Vary

  3. Florian
    Florian March 20, 2008 at 7:53 pm | | Reply

    Diabetes management, art, science, lots of luck.

  4. Florian
    Florian March 20, 2008 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

    How about 7 +(2)

    Do more of what works,less of what doesn’t

  5. Bearly
    Bearly March 21, 2008 at 10:56 am | | Reply

    awaken from your sugary slumber my darling

  6. Bearly
    Bearly March 21, 2008 at 10:57 am | | Reply

    live as if you were not ill

  7. Bearly
    Bearly March 21, 2008 at 11:00 am | | Reply

    sugar is poison, you body needs none

  8. TMana
    TMana March 21, 2008 at 11:45 am | | Reply

    Two entries:

    (1) Live with it. Don’t die from it.
    (2) Ongoing leitmotif in your personal hero tale.

  9. Nancy Huewe
    Nancy Huewe March 22, 2008 at 10:28 am | | Reply

    D iet controlled.
    I njections if necessary;
    A lways think positive,and
    B e aware of changes…
    E xercize to energize
    I ntend to move on, and have
    C ommunity Support; also faith.

  10. William
    William March 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm | | Reply

    Diabetes Is About Better Exercise, TestIng, Control

  11. ELois Poole-Clayton
    ELois Poole-Clayton March 22, 2008 at 4:27 pm | | Reply

    We, (God), love you ALWAYS; unlike Diabetes!

  12. JC Jones
    JC Jones March 25, 2008 at 1:22 pm | | Reply

    Enjoy life. Live large. Stay strong. Laugh.

  13. laurie edwards
    laurie edwards April 8, 2008 at 2:16 pm | | Reply

    Great post! Saw it before but am inspired to take a crack at it now:

    Think flavor, not labels. Eat fresh food.

  14. Kate Makinson
    Kate Makinson April 17, 2008 at 4:07 pm | | Reply

    1. Live life to the fullest. Stay positive.

    2. Branch your roots out. Hold another’s hand.

    3. Nothing with stop me, not even diabetes!

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