"Would you rather spend two days in the boys' locker room, or get slimed?" my 9yr-old asks.

"Would You Rather...?" is her new game.

"Um, slimed, I guess," I reply, screwing up my face (as I lurch around the kitchen, trying to beat myWouldyourather own Personal Best at emptying the dishwasher).

"Would you rather get 100 cupcakes with icing -- even if you can't eat them -- or get your diabetes cured?"

"Oh, easy," I say. "Cure the diabetes."

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

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.

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"But Mom, then you wouldn't have that cool blog, and be writing that book, and doing that newspaper thing for dLife, right?"

She actually said that. I froze (mid-silverware-basket).

"Yeah, you're right, honey. I guess I really can't imagine where my life would be right now without the diabetes -- although my body could sure do without it."

What a brassy little game.

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