I just didn't feel like posting today. What can I say? It's so sunny and big blue sky, and my middle girl started AYSO soccer AND got her braces on today. Big family day...

But meanwhile, I discovered this:

The artisans behind InSearchofBalance are hosting a diabetes jewelry contest! (sponsored by TuDiabetes). And the jewelry is NOT EVEN MEDICAL. Not at all, in fact. It's gorgeous handcrafted silver and gemstones set in one-of-a-kind rustic designs. Drool.

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All you have to do is write at least 200 words on what it's like for you living with diabetes, and submit your entry HERE by Sept. 1, 2007, noon EST.

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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Honestly, I'm a little afraid to even try. 'Cause even though the words about living with diabetes seem to pour out of me every day, whittling it down to the perfect 200 seems daunting just now. Especially when there's jewelry at stake ;)

** UPDATE: Ahem... something else just dawned on me: what about the men-folk living with diabetes? Are they really that interested in winning a "leaf message necklace" or a custom silver bracelet? Maybe the organizers should throw in a football key-chain or a Swiss Army knife, or the like? **

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