Ooh, lucky me. I ran into two of my diabetes heroes at the Diabetes Technology Society Meeting late last week. More soon on the new developments I heard about there.  But for today, please enjoy these video testimonials on diabetes & heart health.

First, from Francine Kaufman, MD, a world-renown pediatric endocrinologist at USC, former ADA president, and now vice president of Global Medical Affairs, for the Medtronic Diabetes:

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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And from Phil Southerland, competitive cyclist and co-founder of Team Type 1 (and Team Type 2 as well!)

NOTE: These vlogs are part of my contribution to the American Heart Association's Heart of Diabetes campaign.  I also wrote a column on the topic this month over at DiabeticConnect titled, "Be True to Your (Diabetic) Heart."

If you happen to have a message to share about diabetes and heart attack or stroke, feel free to submit your story here.  Thank you, and Be Well!

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