Wisdom of the Winners, and More

Harking back to the last contest hosted here, Seven Words of Wisdom for Living with Diabetes, today a nice photo montage of our wise and wonderful winners — and their coveted prizes.


– Terry Keelan sporting attitude, and his new DBMine shirt

(Pay attention. Lick your fingers. Move forward.)


– Brian Boone’s wrist looking cool with his new leather med-ID from StickyJewelry

(Check your glucose. Check again. Check again.)


– A very happy Karen Doering, with her niece.

(Every day is different, not exact science.)


And Karen’s prized prizes: a colorful new “Spring Squared” diabetes carry bag from StickMeDesigns (I have this one, too!) and lovely beaded med-ID bracelet from StickyJewelry.


– Karin Bowman, with her bag and bracelet in use. Note how she’s got her OmniPod PDM neatly in the bag. Hooray for a good fit!

(Be diligent. Be educated. You’re not alone.)

Thank you to everyone for playing!

btw, another cool contest along these lines has come and gone recently at the NY Times: What Kids Need to Know, which asked for great examples parental advice, either dispensed or received — i.e. what was the best practical advice your parents gave you? Actually, the call for submissions included this wording: “If you were diagnosed with a terminal illness, what wisdom would you want to leave with your kids?” Yikes… but I just had to share some of my fave entries:

Do not let your bottom grow into the shape of your chair.

Always go outside when the sun is out.

Respect the nap.

Your parents are actually pretty cool people, no matter how many times you’re embarrassed by them.

Do not sell any of your old rock concert T-shirts on eBay until you are over 40.

And many, many more. Enjoy.

Speaking of contests, please tell at least two friends about the DiabetesMine Design Challenge, open for YouTube entries till the end of the month. We’ve got at least one cool video and a handful of new group members over there already. I have just learned today that DexCom Inc. is kicking in another $200 in prize money, so get designing, People!


4 Responses

  1. CALpumper
    CALpumper May 9, 2008 at 8:32 am | | Reply

    Love it Amy.

    Good stuff happening in the D-OC world. Keep it up girl!

  2. Lauren
    Lauren May 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm | | Reply

    Haha — love the bit about rock concert tee shirts!

  3. Brian
    Brian May 13, 2008 at 1:43 pm | | Reply

    Hey, that’s me!

  4. Valerie
    Valerie July 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm | | Reply

    I know I am late here with the comments but loves it as well

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