Welcome again to our Friday video shorts, where we're bringing you a weekly "life with diabetes" snippet from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie, who created the documentary film Sugar Babies.

In this week's clip, we get a peek inside the world of a teenager with diabetes who says she weighed 311 pounds. But by piecing together and personalizing a management plan, she was able to lose a whopping 140 pounds (!) and get her health on track.

Episode 8: Self-Motivating for Management

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
TouchéMedical's new Bluetooth-enabled patch pump is supposedly the world's smallest and cheapest.

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What do you think is the biggest motivator to "turn on the light bulb"?

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