Autumn brings hectic school schedules and shorter days, but we're staying on track with bringing you the latest bloggy goodness from the DOC. Check out our picks for best reads of this past month (unfortunately starting with some sad news):

First, let's rally around Kelly Kunik as she says good-bye to her beloved mother, who passed away last weekend. Our hearts are with you.  We love you, Kelly!

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The diabetes community also loses another young PWD to dead-in-bed syndrome, this time a 15-year-old girl named Sarah. Reyna reflects on this mysterious and deadly phenomenon.

Susi rants against the idea that PWDs can lead a "normal" life with diabetes. It might look normal, but it ain't normal!

Meredith has a confession to make: she doesn't test her blood sugar as often as she should on the weekend! What diabetes confessions do you have to share?

Bennett Dunlap and Scott Strumello get behind JDRF's initiative to discover smarter insulin.

Weight loss and type 1 diabetes is always a conundrum, but Kelly Booth shares some advice she's found helpful. Hint: Don't forget to read chicken labels!

Mike Hoskins writes about how his insulin pump and seat belt aren't playing nice together and getting all tangled up, so he gives them a stern talking to. Boy, have I been there!

Don't know how to deal with hypocritical people who judge others? Kim Vlasnik has the answer: "Screw you, I'm awesome."

Cara Richardson has had a successful relationship with Medtronic Minimed's CGM, but she's decided to play the field and trying out DexCom. Any tips? She's all ears...

And to end on a high note, huge congratulations to Bethany Rose who is pregnant with her second child! Woohoo!

Also — don't forget to check out Amy on this week's edition of the Just Talking podcast with Chris Snider!

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