Happy Friday! Once again, it's time for a "life with diabetes" video short from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie, who created the documentary film Sugar Babies. In this week's clip, we get a glimpse into a 16-year old type 1's world. His parents and doctor are trying to encourage this young man to take care of himself so that he can be a "regular guy."

He knows what to do... the challenge is doing it, while being a teenager.

Episode 7: Doing What's Needed

 

What do you think, any D-teens out there? Or parents? Have you found that for teenage PWDs, freedom is their secret drug?

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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