Hooray for readers! I hear a lot from you all, but don't often get a chance to put faces with names.
Rich Willett of Estero, FL
Winning entry: his vision of SuperBowl commercials featuring hypoglycemic comedians writhing on the floor yelling "LOW!"
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
Note: I wished for Rich to be off those crutches soon, and you know what he told me? He had polio as a child, and has been on those things since 1951! Despite this and his diabetes and coronary artery disease, he still considers himself in great shape. Glad you're feeling well -- and lookin' good, Rich.
and Karen Spangler of Knoxville, TN
Winning entry: "Code Orange Juice!"
Note: Karen was in the middle of graduate school a few years ago when she was diagnosed. She's currently a social worker, but would like to eventually become a CDE. Go, Karen!
Thanks for stepping out this issue, guys. We know that hypoglycemia / insulin shock can be ugly, but it's also good sometimes to make fun of your biggest fears. Takes the edge off. So stick around for more laughs ;)