Wanna vent a little about your diabetes and maybe win a prize? We're gonna make this really easy...

For this year's DiabetesMine Holiday Sweepstakes contest, all we ask is that you send us a very short email, describing in 50 words or less your big "aha!" diabetes moment of 2012:

What struck you hardest this year, in that you learned or observed something new?

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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Whether you've had diabetes for two months or 20 years, there always seems to be an "aha moment" to be had. What was your biggest D-revelation of 2012?

Send us your 50 words at info@diabetesmine.com to enter! Please include the word Sweepstakes in your email header.

Names of all the entrants will go into a raffle, and NINE lucky winners will each receive one these fine prizes:

- one of three $75 Walgreens gift cards, to purchase whatever you like or need

- one of three $50 gift certificates for Skidaddle diabetes bags, featuring stylish carry-case options for guys and gals

- one of three sample boxes of LEVEL Life Glucose Gels with cool new flavors including: Caramel, Vanilla, Strawberry Banana and Mandarin Orange (we wrote about them here, prior to their name change)


Of course, we'll review all the entries, and plan to compile the "choice learnings" in a collective post to share.

Submit your entries by 5pm PST on Dec. 20, please.

Winners will be announced on Dec. 24, 2012.

We can't wait to hear from you...

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