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2018 WEGO Health Awards Nominations

I am honored to announce that I have been nominated in three award categories for the 2018 WEGO Health Awards. Those categories are Best in Show: Blog, Best Kept Secret, and Patient Leader Hero.

The WEGO Health Awards were created to celebrate those who tirelessly support the mission of WEGO Health: to empower the patient voice. With 16 award categories, the WEGO Health Awards are the only awards across all conditions and platforms, that recognize the over 100 thousand inspiring Patient Leaders who raise awareness, share information, and support their communities – but often without recognition.

It is humbling to be nominated for these awards alongside so many other amazing advocates who work so incredibly hard to make a difference for those living with a wide array of Chronic Illnesses.  My sincere thanks to my friend, Sue Rericha, a fellow diabetes advocate and nominee, for nominating me for one of the categories.  And thanks to everyone else who has nominated me or endorsed me.  I sincerely appreciate it.

This year, the 16 WEGO Health Award winners will be honored at an in-person celebration in October co-hosted by the Society of Participatory Medicine at the Connected Health Conference.

I’m now looking to my incredibly supportive network to help endorse me for these awards.  There are two easy ways to endorse that only take seconds of your time!

1) You can click on my endorsement badges located on the right side of this page.

2) Click here to be taken to my WEGO Health Awards profile where you can click “Endorse” under my nominee photo.

The Endorsement (Voting) period is open until August 17th.

If I have ever supported you, made you laugh, or inspired you to keep fighting – please consider endorsing me for these awards.

Remember, A Little Heart Can Do Big Things.

Thank you!

Mike Durbin



Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 34 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.