For those of you living in America, Happy Memorial Day! We hope you enjoy your day off, ringing in the unofficial beginning of summer (hopefully the weather will cooperate...). Whether you're waiting for the grill to heat up or still stuck at work, check out these great posts from the month of May that we think should not be missed!

If you missed out on official D-Blog Week, head on over to Karen Graffeo's site, where she has a running list of all 143 D-bloggers who participated. Start bookmarking!

Who needs Hollywood when we've got on our own rockstars right here in the DOC? Check out Denise's amazing take on Katy Perry's California Gurls, "The Type 1 D-Moms Song."

George Simmons shares a powerful video from the International Diabetes Federation on the importance of getting diabetes supplies to children in developing countries. No one should die from diabetes.

An A1c is your "diabetes report card" and diabetes is just like a bad hand at poker? Scott Strange is up in arms over these two metaphors that Dr. William Tamborlane uses in the latest issue of JDRF's Countdown magazine.

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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Anyone else find themselves dreaming about a low blood sugar right before their CGM wakes up them up unceremoniously? Sara Knicks ponders that very strange occurrence.

Hallie Addington faces the scariest thing that can happen to a parent: her daughter, SweetPea, had a seizure. She writes about both the experience and the lessons she learned from it.

Bennett Dunlap shares his and Scott Strumello's meeting with some JDRF execs in New York City earlier this month, where they discussed JDRF's Industrial Discovery and Development Partnerships.

Jen Hanson, founder of the diabetes adventure organization Connected in Motion, is nominated for the Top 30 Under 30 Outdoor Adventurer Contest! Head on over to Facebook to "like" Explore Magazine's Facebook page, and then "like" Jen's photo in their gallery.

Each month, the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy team hosts a blog carnival. May's theme is "Type 3s." Check out the DSMA blog to see the awesome folks participating this month, and the always-awesome things they have to share!

Keep your eyes peeled in June for your own favorite posts of the month.  Send us the link(s), and we'd be happy to include them in our next "best-of" roundup.

 
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