Hooray for readers! I hear a lot from you all, but don't often get a chance to put faces with names.
Rich Willett of Estero, FL
Winning entry: his vision of SuperBowl commercials featuring hypoglycemic comedians writhing on the floor yelling "LOW!"
Note: I wished for Rich to be off those crutches soon, and you know what he told me? He had polio as a child, and has been on those things since 1951! Despite this and his diabetes and coronary artery disease, he still considers himself in great shape. Glad you're feeling well -- and lookin' good, Rich.
and Karen Spangler of Knoxville, TN
Winning entry: "Code Orange Juice!"
Note: Karen was in the middle of graduate school a few years ago when she was diagnosed. She's currently a social worker, but would like to eventually become a CDE. Go, Karen!
Thanks for stepping out this issue, guys. We know that hypoglycemia / insulin shock can be ugly, but it's also good sometimes to make fun of your biggest fears. Takes the edge off. So stick around for more laughs ;)