The country is getting pelted with rainstorms, no doubt. Our T1 illustrator extraordinaire Haidee Merritt has fared at least 10 straight days of rain in the Northeast, and is following all the storms and flooding along the Mississippi.

Apparently all she could think about was the importance of being prepared:

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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Right. Who needs a bunch of smelly animals when it's sugar that can save your life?

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