Who Is Your Hero?

Through times of trial and tragedy, when the going gets tough, heroes emerge. For those of us on the Eastern Seaboard, these heroes have come in the face of the first responders, firemen and policemen, community leaders, and everyday people who are lending a hand, donating items, and helping to rebuild our hurricane ravaged towns.

Many of these heroes, when thanked, will tell you that they are just doing their job, but we know it goes beyond that. These men and women have risen above the call of duty and are acting because they care, and for that, we cannot thank them enough.

Outside of national disasters and events that line the front page of our newspapers, there are heroes among us each and every day. These individuals take the face of our parents, family members, friends, or even medical providers who go above and beyond to make sure we are doing better than just ok, they often go unsung and we sometimes forget that they too deserve our utmost gratitude for their impact.

And so, in honor of November being National Diabetes Month, for those of you who are diabetic, is giving you the unique opportunity to show these heroes how much they really mean. By entering their Hero of the Month contest, you have the opportunity to tell your story and recognize a healthcare provider or caretaker that has been important in helping manage your disease on a daily basis. Throughout the month, registered members of will vote to crown November’s Hero.

And… as an even bigger way to say thank you, the winning healthcare provider/caretaker will receive a $500 gift card, while the person that submitted the story will receive a $250 gift card.

For all the rules and additional information about the competition, visit the Hero of the Month page on, and be sure to visit this month and every month as your go-to source for anything diabetes.  

2010 is Giving Away an 11th iPad


Remember two weeks ago when we told you about’s 10 iPads in 10 Days contest?  Well, it looks like they made a mistake. 

The video below will tell you everything you need to know, but from what I gather, the recipe to win is pretty simple: 1. Watch the video. 2. Visit and find Kevin (the guy in the video) holding the iPad. 3. Click on the picture and enter the contest.

You have plenty of time to find it, since the contest ends September 9th!  Good luck!


Want to Win an Apple iPad?


I know… that’s probably a very silly question! (, a full service diabetes website for patients, providers and caregivers that I use as a resource from time-to-time, is giving away one Apple 16GB WiFi iPad a day for ten days straight, starting August 16th and running until August 25th.

To enter via Twitter: Visit the Twitter Contest Page (, re-tweet the message listed to your followers and fill out the simple entry form. While you can only enter once per day, you will receive an additional entry for each participant referred to the contest who enters via the link on tweet to your followers! So be sure to spread the word!

To enter via Facebook: Visit’s Facebook Fan Page ( and fill out the form on the Sweepstakes tab. It’s that easy!

Here’s the catch: Winners will be announced on each day from the prior day’s submissions. If you are chosen, you have three days to contact to claim your iPad!

And hey – while you’re checking to see if you’re a winner, why not read up on the latest news, recipes, and other diabetes related information!

Full Disclosure: Robard Corporation and are subsidiaries of Food Sciences Corporation.

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