Happy Independence Day, Everyone! Naturally, a day celebrating freedom has special meaning for anyone living with diabetes. An original view by our very own Haidee:

 

 

Assert your independence by taking a little (safe) diabetes vacation today?

  

We also wanted to take this opportunity to formally kick off our 2011 Summer Guest Post Series. For your summer reading pleasure*, we'll be featuring a fantastic line-up of diabetes experts — which in our world means everything from empowered patients to bloggers to celebrities, athletes, industry people AND those healthcare professionals, too.

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 also because Amy's taking her annual sojourn to Germany now, and Allison is off to GET MARRIED! Congrats!!!... So, you know, it's a good time to invite some other wonderful people to post here)

 

Look out for our first guest post, by none other than former Miss America Nicole Johnson, later this week.

   
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