I am happy to report that my email inbox is so very, very full with meaningful D-news. (Thank you, people!) Yet I am so very, very behind in sharing this info. So here are a few Don't-Miss items, from the mailbag:

Cellresearch_4 * David Jensen, publisher of the California Stem Cell Report, writes to give me a heads-up about this nice post on a diabetes presentation at a recent meeting of the California stem cell agency. Don Reed, who writes the Stem Cell Battles blog, is touched by a video illustrating the devastation that diabetes can do. Personally, I'm touched by his blog header, which states: "We support research to bring cures, to empty wheelchairs everywhere." Check it out.

* Allie Beatty, a 20-year Type 1 veteran who's turning 28 on Friday (congrats!!), writes about herFaustman_2 newest advocacy program, "Commission 2 Cure Diabetes." She's taken it upon herself to help the Lee Ioaccoca JoinLeeNow Foundation raise the necessary $1.5m to fund Phase 1 trials of Dr. Faustman's cure research. She plans to set up a nonprofit group soon, but for now, the campaign earns commissions when companies or individuals apply for various credit cards or bank accounts through Allie's DollarDraft web site.

* Dr. Stan De Loach, a US citizen, CDE and clinical psychologist who's worked in Safari05main_1 Mexico for more than 30 years, writes with a heads-up about this year's Campamento Diabetes Safari. This is a three-day Spanish-language diabetes camp and education experience for children with Type 1 diabetes between ages 6 and 18, held just outside of Mexico City, this year on May 5-7. The camp is non-profit, and the cost is 2200 Mexican pesos per person (about $220 - not including transportation). So if you're interested, or would like to help fund a child, contact Dr. De Loach at saludo@usa.net.

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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