We are proud to be hosting the monthly Best of the 'Betes Blogs (BBB) for the month of October!

On Thursday, Nov. 1, we will be featuring the nominated posts in a variety of categories, showcasing what our Diabetes Online Community thinks were some of the best this month.

But we need your help!

Nominations will remain open through the end of day Monday, Oct. 29 to make sure we can include as many of the great posts in our community as possible.

In case you're not familiar with these monthly awards, here's the scoop...

BBB is the brainchild of friends and fellow D-bloggers Sara Nicastro of Moments of Wonderful (she's also one of our Patient Voices contest winners!) and George Simmons, the original Ninjabetic.

The pair came up with the idea way back in 2010, with the aim of shining a spotlight on the many, many great blog posts from around our community. This online universe of ours is ever-expanding, with new bloggers and advocates joining us almost daily. We know it can be tough to keep up.  That's why we host a monthly DOC Blog Roundup here at the 'Mine with a smattering of our favorite picks each month.

The Best of the 'Betes Blogs effort is an especially fun take on a roundup, encouraging people to nominate favorite blog posts in some unique categories. BBB is hosted by a different blogger within the DOC each month; George and Sara still catalog all the nominations and send them along to the host, who picks the winners and publishes the results.

Send Us Your Picks Of:

Best Use of Humor

Best Vlog

Best Recipe

Best Use of Photography

Best Advocacy

Best Reference to a D-Celebrity

Best Story of a D Meet-up

Best non-D Related Post

Best Post by a Type 1

Best Post by a Type 2

Best Post by a Type Awesome

Best Post by a LADA/ Type 1.5/ Not otherwise specified

Best story of a D-mistake

Best Motivational Post

Best Diabetes Art


All you have to do is send an e-mail to bestbetesblogs@gmail.com with a link to the specific post and the category in which you think the post fits. Or you can use Twitter to send a direct message to the Best 'Betes Blogs account at @bestbetesblogs, with the same details.

Oh, and don't think you need to have a blog to nominate someone's post... you don't! Just no self-promotions!

You can check out the past months' winners here.

So, what are you waiting for?! Let us know what blog posts you think deserve a nomination. We can't wait to see all the great stuff coming in for the month of October!

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