Hola, DOC Friends. Happy Leap Year Day! The month of February is always short but sweet, no?

Please enjoy our monthly carnival of some of the best reading around the diabetes blogosphere:

No matter how many times you do something, sometimes it just doesn't get any easier. Colleen Skinner is having some trouble inserting her Dexcom sensors. Are you a pro? Let her know!

What exactly do "lifestyle changes" mean? Type 2 author and blogger Gretchen Becker takes a look at how recommendations for diabetes can sometimes be misleading.

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.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
TouchéMedical's new Bluetooth-enabled patch pump is supposedly the world's smallest and cheapest.

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Scott Strange reflects on how memories of past regrets can impact us negatively now, and possibly far into the future. Great motivation for making today "the first day of the rest of your life."

Wonder how Paula Deen's pancreas is handling the aftermath of her announcement? Carey Potash's clever open letter from Paula's pancreas (nicknamed Eileen), is irreverent and hilarious! And you thought we were hard on her!

The A1c is one of the most important numbers we PWDs pay attention to. But have you ever stopped to wonder what "A1c" actually stands for? Jane Dickinson, a nurse and CDE, shares a little history behind this very important acronym.

Gotta love it when you find evidence of other PWDs out "in the wild." Check out Hannah McDonald's discovery in a women's restroom.

Speaking of evidence of other PWDs, Leighann Calentine recently interviewed D-dad Dan Masucci about his new independent film, DxOne. Unlike the string of diabetes documentaries hitting the scene of late, this film is a fictional account of a PWD, with Dan's son Nick playing the leading role.

Sometimes the best lessons in life come from the most unexpected places. Happy belated birthday to George Simmons' Aunt Addie, who outlived all the naysayers!

Dave Hennesey, otherwise known as the Diabetic Camper, has found possibly the greatest camping gadget for diabetics ever! He gives the Illuminighters 4 out of 5 syringes - wow!

Wendy of Candy Hearts shares a heart-wrenching post of dealing with the difficulties a child faces when she realizes she's "not the same" as other kids.

Should mental health screening be required for patients with diabetes? Bea of Cranky Pancreas isn't so sure about that, but she does know how important it is to ask for and get the help you need.

We share our favorites every month, but we want to include yours! Please send along your D-post picks for the month of March to us via email. We look forward to hearing from y'all!

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