With the 2013 Kentucky Derby taking place on May 4, just look what happens when you have both diabetes and horse racing on the mind:




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The Derby is the oldest continually held sporting event in the U.S., started in 1875 -- just a year before Col. Eli Lilly founded his pharmaceutical company in Indianapolis that would eventually go on to make insulin! And also, featured cartoonist Meredith Pack who blogs at With a Side of Insulin lives in the same town of Louisville, KY, where the race happens. Thanks for the image, Meredith -- and for the record, we'll put our bets on WOOT any day of the week!

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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