Just a heads-up that today is a very special day for the convergence of diabetes anTwitterd technology: Computer Zen wizard Scott Hanselman (ca. 20 years Type 1) is documenting his "day with diabetes" blow-by-blow using the nifty new net-tracking tool, Twitter.

The idea was to "give folks who don't think about diabetes a little insight into how often I, and 20 million others, either do, or should, be thinking about their diabetes. I'd also like you to imagine if a small child had this disease, and how a parent of a small child deals with it," Hanselman writes.

At my check-in time, 8:54am Pacific, our man was reporting: "Out of the shower, reconnecting the insulin pump tube to me. The tube is 43" long. The pump has 4 days worth of insulin."

Check it out, People. Maybe the best thing going since Justin.tv? :)

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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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Regarding results, Scott has reported that he hit the front page of Twitter.com, has a possible news article coming out in The Oregonian, and he raised another $2000 dollars toward diabetes research. Nice job, everyone!

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