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.
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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!