Our team is in Philadelphia right now at the biggest diabetes event of the year: the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions conference. We're soaking up the abundant research and technology news, and will have much to report this coming week!

As a kick-off, please enjoy today's video interview (below) that I was able to snag with the ADA's CEO Larry Hausner.

Note that we've interviewed him before in a two-part printed series:

1) See here for Larry's explanation of the ADA's sweeping new strategy to improve outcomes.

2) See here for Larry's take on the Blue Circle, Paula Deen, and adults with type 1 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.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
Israeli company developing new reusable square insulin pump that has Bluetooth for smartphone communication.

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Now live from ADA 2012, Larry talks about how the conference has changed in recent years; how ADA — once almost exclusively a professional organization — is becoming more patient-focused; more on how they're reaching out to adults with type 1; and what's up on the social media front.

  
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