LifeAfterDx--Diabetes Uncensored

A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring. Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Location: New Mexico, United States

Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pretty Jewelry

I love my new jewelry.

Not that I can wear it out of the house. Not without looking like some sort of perverted pathetic dork, anyway.

But I guess I could wear it around inside the house.

No. That wouldn’t work either. I’m sure my wife would be quick to point out that I look some sort of perverted pathetic dork there too.

Anyway, let me tell you about it.

It’s silver.

And shiny.

Very shiny.

And round.

It’s about three inches in diameter and hangs on a blue ribbon.

Can you guess what it is?

Nope. Not an Olympic Medal. Good guess, though. But who are we kidding? I’m hardly an athlete. (And no, it’s not a Senior Olympics Medal, either.)

I got this medal in the one area where I’m truly talented.

No. Not a hot dog eating contest.

No. Not for binge drinking.

No. Not for swearing in a public place.

OK. I guess I do have more than one talent.

Not for photography.

Not for teaching.

Think letters, and words, and sentences! Oh my!

Yep. Now you’ve got it! It’s a writing award!

Beyond Fingersticks, my Continuous Glucose Monitoring “bible” just won a finalist medal in the Health/Wellness category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

And if you’re not supposed to wear it, then why does it come on a ribbon? Hmmmmm….. I’ll bet Gary Hall, Jr. wears his medals around in the house.

On Tuesdays.

Late at night.

After his wife goes to bed.


Blogger meanderings said...

Wear it in good health!!!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Scott K. Johnson said...

That is AWESOME Wil! Very well deserved, and yeah, you should totally wear it! :-)

9:10 PM  
Blogger Scott S said...

Congrats, and well-deserved!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Beta Bandit said...

Congrats!! :)

6:21 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Congrats! You wear that darn thing proudly!

4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, Wil! So awesome and well-deserved, indeed. I need to remember to bring a copy of my book and have you sign it. To make it even more special... Oh, and you're right: I'd wear my medals around late night too. Might even sleep with them on... You just never know.

3:46 PM  

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