It's amazing to realize that we're already through a full quarter of 2015 -- the year is really flying by! Of course, we're happy every month to find outstanding posts from around the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). As the sports world is going a bit crazy with March Madness, we're recognizing our picks for the "DOC brackets" this month...

And don't forget to send us your favorites for April to be sure we're ropin' in all the best stuff each month!



Congrats to fellow diabetes blogger Chris Stocker, who's now a new dad! Way to go, Stocker fam!


The beginning of March brought another #dblogcheck day, in which the DOC put on their collective commenting hats and "checked in" to let others know they're reading posts. It's so great to support each other in this way, and you should definitely search that hashtag if you haven't had a chance to see all the great #dblogcheck day posts yet!


On that note, longtime T1 blogger Kerri Sparling of SixUntilMe wrote eloquently about "old school blogging" and how some things have changed in the past decade of D-blogging, yet some just remain the same.


What Happens In Vegas... was at the Diabetes UnConference. The first-ever community support event of its kind took place in mid-March, and many posts are starting to circulate from the 90-some D-peeps who attended -- including "Forever Arriving" by organizer Christel Aprigliano over at The Perfect D. Some others that caught our eye included this creative postcard post by Laddie at Test Guess and Go, this one by T2 blogger Kate Cornell at Sweet Success, and a great open letter to new friends over at Cut the BS Girl. And don't miss our Unconference post, either ;)


OK, we just couldn't resist chuckling hard at this piece by Renza over at Diabetogenic, called "Stupid Things I Do When Low." Uh-huh. Yep. *nodding heads*


Do you have the Anti-Betes? Karen Graffeo at Bitter-Sweet Diabetes has gone through that lately, and now that phrase is on our mind...


D-Mom Joanne at Death of a Pancreas hasn't been around in the DOC so much lately, and she misses some of the connections she'd made over the years. This post recaps how she feels.


Did someone say, Diabetes Hell Week? Yep, it was D-Dad Scott Benner over at Arden's Day, writing about the lessons his family learned after some tough carb-counting times, and how they turned to Monopoly to find some humor in the situation.

DiabetesMonopolyFrom Arden's Day post, Diabetes Hell Week.


Remember those Champions With Diabetes, the ones our friend Stephen Shaul at Happy Medium began recognizing and awarding for any athletic achievement? Well, he brings the series back with this great story of Minnesota D-friend Alexandra, who's doing some wonderful work in her own area. Thanks for recognizing members of our D-Community this way, Stephen, and way to go, Alexandra!


We share our favorites every month, and want to include yours too! Please send along your D-post picks for the month of April to us via email. We look forward to hearing from you!

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