MedGadget Awards: You Guys Rule!
The polls are closed and the results are in - and Six Until Me has been named MedGadget's 2008 Best Patient Blog!!
(Insert huge grin here.)
This happened because of all of YOU, and I am honored and humbled. A huge THANKS to Manny, JaimieH, and everyone at TuDiabetes for rallying the community. Huge thanks to Mark at Mark's Daily Apple, Val at Getting Better, Dr. Anonymous, Berci at Science Roll, David at the community at Diabetes Daily, the community at Diabetes Forums, and Jeff and the inspiring moms and dads at Children With Diabetes for their help in passing the word. And the whole crew on Twitter (@landileigh!), at my homebase of dLife, diaTribe, and every other person who passed on the link and encouraged people to raise the visibility of diabetes bloggers.
And a special thanks to Chris, my mom, my brother, my mother-in-law, and my wonderful friends who offered their tireless support and helped make a difference.
Even though it was my personal blog that was nominated, this is a big win for the diabetes community at large. People recognize that patient blogging - what we do every day - is worth taking note of. We are influencing the medical world with our patient experiences. We are making a difference. I can't say it better than Kevin, MD, winner of Best Medical Blog:
"Whether your vote was for me, or for one of the other worthy finalists, your participation in the Awards further cements the status of medical blogs as an influential voice to be reckoned with in the national health care dialogue."
Thanks so much, guys. We've won as a community, and it means so much to me to know you're all out there.