Welcome back to our Friday "life with diabetes" video short series from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie, who created the documentary film Sugar Babies. This week's snippet looks at a teenager with diabetes who's trying to do better in his D-management, but is facing that common sense of burnout that we PWDs (people with diabetes) know all too well.

In this boy's words, diabetes burnout is when "you don't care about diabetes — period," and your D seems like "a little dirty little secret you keep in the closet or something... you just tuck it away."

Episode 11: Conquering Diabetes When You Don't Want To

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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So... how have YOU managed diabetes in the face of burnout?

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