Ah, a few days after Halloween seems like an ideal time to mention Cancer Vixen, Marisa Acocella Marchetto's  new "graphic novel" (comic book on steroids?) about her own face-off with "grim reaper"Cancer_vixen aka breast cancer -- and how she kicked its butt, in 5-inch heels no less!

Love Vixens? Love gutsy people who Just Say NO to chronic disease?  Then you will want to watch the animated promo, HERE.

I've thumbed through this book in a Barnes and Noble recently, but have literally not had a minute to sit down for any extracurricular reading.  What I do know from reviews is that this little volume inlcudes "haunting drawings of cancer's victims, whom (the author) places up in the clouds, still grouped in the "cancer clusters" in which they died...  cancer cells under the microscope are little green circles sticking out their tongues and giving you the finger; the grim reaper wields a vacuum cleaner; her higher self is a floating, one-eyed yogi with amazing abs."

Read the NY Times review HERE.

Hey Chronic Disease Pals, how can you not love this Sassy Lady's attitude?  I'm now inspired for the title of my next book: How about Diabetes Tart?

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

American Diabetes Association Names New CEO
Non-profit leader Kevin L. Hagan named as new chief exec of national diabetes org after six-month search.
FDA Approves New Basal Insulin
Sanofi's Troujeo has 'flatter profile' of action that helps to avoid lows.
Daytona Win for Racecar Driver with Diabetes!
Type 1 driver Ryan Reed wins first NASCAR series race at Daytona on Feb. 21.

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