Got diabetes? Or taking care of someone with diabetes on a daily basis? How many times have you grumbled under your breath, "if I only had _______" or "if these medical companies only understood _______"?

Now is your chance to speak out!!

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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This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be the change you'd like to see in the Diabetes World, so to speak.

I hope Wendy from Candy Hearts blog won't mind me quoting her here. She writes:

"It dawned on me that there are people with diabetes (PWD) everywhere who are tossed between insurance companies and busy doctor's offices. To medical supply companies and pharmaceutical companies and technology companies, they're just a number. Their personal worth is often summed up by the black and white lab results on paper. They wander from one day to the next, facing stereotypes and dodging stares when caring for themselves."

We want to help change all that! But we can't do it alone...

We're asking YOU, the people affected by diabetes, to help us represent people with diabetes everywhere in explaining our daily challenges to the folks who have the power to change diabetes care.

We're giving away 10 full scholarships to the groundbreaking DiabetesMine Innovation Summit event we're hosting at Stanford University this fall. Winners get to come out to Palo Alto, CA, to rub elbows with entrepreneurs, design experts, and pharma industry leaders from the marketing, R&D, legal and regulatory sectors.

Each of our 10 winners will also receive a brand new iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the first meter to directly connect to an iPhone® or iPod touch® !

Create your 3-minute video entry (here's how!) and fill out our entry form (find it here) by midnight Pacific today, June 12, 2012.

We can't wait to meet you all, and hear your take on improving life with the Big D!

Yours,

Amy & the DiabetesMine Team

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