Seven words to start off this post: My, oh my, what a tough choice (!)Wordsofwisdom_7

When I asked if anyone had Seven Words of Wisdom specific to diabetes, ala Michael Pollan and the New York Times, I'm not sure I knew quite what to expect. Would you take it literally, offering instructions, or provide poetry? Or conjur up sarcasm? What I got was a little bit of everything. Thank you!

You were all so wonderfully witty and profound. Many of you mentioned God, which shouldn't have surprised me, I suppose: we definitely owe a debt to Divine Intervention for just continuing to be alive with this once-deadly disease.

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES !!! --

Three lucky winners will receive actual, bona fide prizes from our newfound sponsors, StickyJewelry and StickMeDesigns.

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

American Diabetes Association Names New CEO
Non-profit leader Kevin L. Hagan named as new chief exec of national diabetes org after six-month search.
FDA Approves New Basal Insulin
Sanofi's Troujeo has 'flatter profile' of action that helps to avoid lows.
Daytona Win for Racecar Driver with Diabetes!
Type 1 driver Ryan Reed wins first NASCAR series race at Daytona on Feb. 21.

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Two Honorable Mentions will also receive prizes direct from The Mine: their choice of a DiabetesMine.com Tshirt or a signed copy of our indispensable book, Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes.

WINNERS, WINNERS, WINNERS !!! --

So, without further ado, here are my personal favorites, otherwise known as THE WINNERS:

Be diligent. Be educated. You're not alone.

-- from Karin Bowman

Check your glucose. Check again. Check again.

-- from Brian (baboone)

Every day is different, not exact science.

-- from Karen Doering

Plus ... two Honorable Mentions:

Pay attention. Lick your fingers. Move forward.

-- from Terry Keelan

Live as if you were not ill.

-- from Bearly (K)

Congratulations! btw, it's definitely worth going back to read them all. Enjoy.

And thank you all for playing!

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