In case you're already a little disgusted with my generally cheery attitude about diabetes, please don't gag. This is for a very good cause: Children with Diabetes (CWD). And my 8yr-old actually sewed on the buttons for me. In fact, she and I did a Happy Dance when it was finally complete, because this very little bit of sewing (I outsourced the actual patchwork) took me over 8 months to complete. That would be about 7 months of procrastinating, two weeks of looking for a decent seamstress, and two weeks of diddling with the iron-on's and the buttons.

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But now it's done! Just in time to be included in the big shindig display-on-the-mall in Washington, DC, during the upcoming ADA Conference in mid-June, when CWD will exhibit hundreds (thousands?) of these mini-quilts to call attention to the cause. After dragging my feet for so long, I promised Jeff Hitchcock of CWD that I'd get my Quilty there if I had to march it up to the Capitol myself. And I just might :)

UPDATE 5/11/06: My Quilty is posted, at http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/ activities/quilt/pages/2/q512.htm !

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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