I was going to wish you all "Happy" Memorial Day, but I don't think that's protocol.

Anyway, bloggers get the day off too — especially after all that Bat Mitzvah action. (It was wonderful! Such nachas!)

This seemed like a great day to re-visit this dLife success story of an Army Sergeant on active duty who was diagnosed with diabetes:

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

American Diabetes Association Names New CEO
Non-profit leader Kevin L. Hagan named as new chief exec of national diabetes org after six-month search.
FDA Approves New Basal Insulin
Sanofi's Troujeo has 'flatter profile' of action that helps to avoid lows.
Daytona Win for Racecar Driver with Diabetes!
Type 1 driver Ryan Reed wins first NASCAR series race at Daytona on Feb. 21.

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Being a soldier with diabetes ain't easy, but it can be done.

Meanwhile, the authorities note: "If you have a strong desire to join the military and a history of diabetes, then document your whole medical and visit your local recruiter. There are alot of occupations in any military, not only on in front line service."

For example, here's another story about a guy with diabetes who insisted on finding a place for himself in this country's armed forces.

Respect.

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