Big updates today to the ...

2nd Annual DiabetesMineâ„¢ Design Challenge

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* a competition designed to foster innovation in diabetes design and encourage creative new tools that will improve life with diabetes *

In order to spread the word about this competition, we've issued a press release today, highlighting three exciting changes:

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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* increased prize money -- we now have an additional $200 donation from our friends at DexCom, along with an additional $1,000 from two anonymous sponsors who are very dedicated to supporting this cause. This brings the total prize purse to $3,200, or $1600 each for one adult and one under 18 winner.

* we're now opening up the competition to "paper" submissions as well as YouTube videos. So if you're not such a video whiz, all you need to do with your concept is craft a 2-3 page written "elevator pitch" plus supporting graphics, all of which can be submitted to us via email.

* extension of the submission deadline to midnight PST on Monday, June 16, 2008. Winners will be now be announced on Friday, June 20, 2008. So you have a little more time to get your concept pitch-ready and get it submitted.

Click HERE to read the original post announcing the contest, submission guidelines, and details.

For inspiration, I encourage you all to have a look at some of last year's prototypes, designs, and ideas. We know you're out there innovating for diabetes, so step forth and be heard (and win!)

Read this doc on Scribd: DBMine Contest Press Release
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