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Nuggets of Wisdom: The Diabetes O.C.’s First eBook!

January 28, 2009

Late last fall, Amy Tenderich at DiabetesMine asked me if I’d be interested in helping her out as a guest judge for her upcoming holiday sweepstakes contest. Most of you saw it play out over at her website. Basically, each week Amy posted a question related to the holidays, and then the community answered it with their best tips and tricks. Over the weekend, Amy, Scott Johnson and myself would pick out the answers that we thought were the best and most creative, and the winners won prizes donated by diabetes companies.

It was a great experience and there was so much collective intelligence in the community that I thought it would be a terrible waste for the posts and all the comments to disappear into the black hole that is the Internet. Instead of just letting the posts rest in cyberspace oblivion, we decided to create an ebook, which would be a collection of the submissions that could serve as a reference guide through the whole year.

As managing editor, I went through all the submissions (and there were hundreds of them) to pick out the tips that would work all year round (rather than just during the holiday season, which was the point of the contest). We have such brilliant members of this community, so it was quite a challenge! I also collected photographs submitted by members of our community to illustrate the book, and then Gina Capone, with her graphic design wizardry, designed the snazzy ebook.

Isn’t this a beautiful cover?


It was quite the community collaboration and I’m pleased to announce that it is finished and ready for downloading! You can download it by clicking here. Pass it around! Share it with your friends, family, the Diabetes Police…

Please let me or Amy know what you think!

  1. January 28, 2009 11:10 AM

    I love it! You all did such a great job with it. Thanks for asking me to be a part of something so special!

  2. January 28, 2009 11:13 AM

    It looks great. Good job!

  3. January 28, 2009 11:48 AM

    i enjoyed designing this ebook it really turned out better than i expected !

  4. cyntheeuhh permalink
    January 28, 2009 1:42 PM

    That was really helpful. Even being diabetic for almost 11 years, there is always so much more to learn.

  5. January 28, 2009 7:45 PM

    Great job, all of you! I downloaded it and saved it and will reference it often.

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