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

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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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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