Who is Gina Kolata? And as Bernard so kindly pointed out this morning, why didn't she do her homework and at least mention our book, which had the scoop on the five other key factors that influence your health with diabetes long before she touted them in today's New York Times? Ugh.

Good article otherwise, however. The point being that many doctors don't explain clearly how to look after your health with diabetes beyond using a blood sugar meter. "Like many diabetes patients, Mr. Smith ended up paying the price for his misconceptions about diabetes..."

Watch the news clip HERE (it's practically an ad for our book).

So Gina, here's the handbook patients could really use:

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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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Just a reminder that this book not only explains the five factors you need to monitor, but actually presents you with action plans to bring them back in range:

• hemoglobin A1c (average blood glucose levels)

• blood pressure (indicating heart health)

• lipid profile (cholesterol and triglycerides)

• microalbumin (demonstrating kidney damage)

• annual eye exam

But don't take my word for it. Read more about the book at About.com.

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