During the 2008 holiday season, DiabetesMine held an interactive contest where community members submitted their best advice for handling an assortment of holiday-related challenges, like holiday parties, exercising during the winter, and travel.

Rather than lose all the wonderful words of wisdom accumulated over the course of the 5-week contest, we've collected them into an eBook that we hope can be used as a reference guide throughout the whole year: Nuggets of Wisdom from the Diabetes Community, which can be easily downloaded by clicking the image below, or clicking here: diabetesmine-nuggets-ebook_final.

 

 

An enormous SPECIAL THANKS to Gina Capone, who is the new force behind the Diabetes OC site, and to Allison Blass for making the eBook happen!

It is a collection of experiences written by people with diabetes in the hopes of making the lives of others a little bit easier throughout the year, rather than specifically during the holidays.

However, we simply couldn't fit all of the hundreds of submissions sent to us into one little volume! Therefore, please find below the full list of links to each contest question. Simply click on the link and read through the COMMENTS section to see all the wonderful wisdom provided.

Our community is filled with experienced and extraordinary people with diabetes and their thoughtful contributions should be acknowledged.

Thank you!!

— Amy Tenderich, Allison Blass, and Scott Johnson (contest judges)

 

 

 

Full List of Submissions

SURVIVING PARTIES (FOOD):

/diabetesmine/announcing-the-diabetesmine-holiday-survival-sweepstakes

/diabetesmine/holiday-survival-sweepstakes-update-with-chocolate

DEALING WITH THE "DIABETES POLICE":

/diabetesmine/holiday-survival-sweepstakes-question-2-and-week-1-winners

/diabetesmine/quick-holiday-contest-update-them-diabetes-police

EXERCISE TIPS FOR WINTER:

/diabetesmine/holiday-survival-sweepstakes-week-2-winners-and-round-3-question-move-it-move-it

/diabetesmine/surviving-the-holidays-with-diabetes-eyes-on-the-prize

TRAVEL TIPS:

/diabetesmine/holiday-survival-sweepstakes-ten-winners-round-3-and-question-4-hitting-the-road

/diabetesmine/travel-with-diabetes-help-us-and-win

DEALING WITH STRESS:

/diabetesmine/the-holiday-survival-sweepstakes-travel-tip-winners-and-final-question-less-stress

/diabetesmine/bashing-holiday-stress-happy-hanukkah

Thank you again, everyone!  Remember, you can download the eBook by clicking on the image above or by clicking here: diabetesmine-nuggets-ebook_final.

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