Images_6 Sitting in the hair salon a day before my trip, listening to a rousing round of American Idol trivia/chatter:

"So many of 'em were a bunch of geeks, but boy, could some of those geeks sing!"

"Yeah, like Elliott (Yamin). When I first saw that guy, I thought, 'Come on, you're kidding me!' But he turned out really good — and he was so cute with his Mom."

(Me, unable to resist): "Yeah, you know he wears an insulin pump. That kind of devotion to your mom comes from a real fight for survival together."

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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(Hairdresser, obviously clueless): "Yeah, when I first saw him, I thought he looked pale and sickly, and then they came out with the diabetes thing, and I thought, 'Right, that explains it.'"

*Sigh* followed by silence through the blow-dry and payment phases. Here's hoping where I'm going the company will be a lot better informed — and not just about diabetic mice.

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