Thursday, November 8, 2012

US Seeking ‘Diabetes Heroes’

During the US National Diabetes Awareness Month this November,, the fastest growing, advertising-free, and completely free-to-use diabetes resource on the Internet, is giving our visitors the chance to pay tribute to their diabetes healthcare provider or caretaker; the person who has gone above and beyond to be an exceptional influence on them and who helps them to manage their diabetes every day.

To enter their “hero” into our contest, members are invited to visit our website, and – in 300 words or less – tell us why their healthcare provider or caretaker deserves this recognition. will be taking submissions – one per person – through 11:59:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2012.

Through the November 30 deadline, visitors will be invited to vote for the best “hero” story submitted. The winning healthcare provider/caregiver will receive a $500 gift card, and the patient who nominated the “hero” will be awarded a $250 gift card.

From all of the tallied visitor votes, one winner (defined as one healthcare provider/caregiver and the patient who submitted the entry) will be announced on Dec. 10, 2012, on, and via our main social media outlets, Facebook and Twitter.

The contest is open to U.S. and international residents; void where prohibited; nothing to buy; and a free registration is required to enter the contest and to vote.

In addition to November being National Diabetes Awareness Month, November 14 has been designated as “World Diabetes Day.”

“As part of this month of diabetes awareness,” remarks manager Mike Boyle, “we are proud to once again this year – via awareness on our website during November – help to secure donations to several worldwide agencies who work every day to find a cure.”