With all the political grandstanding going on at the moment, you gotta love this:

Now there's one way to raise awareness...

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News nuggets from around the diabetes community

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.
Metformin: A Great Lakes Disaster?
Wisconsin researchers find diabetes drug being discharged into Lake Michigan, affecting fish.

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Special thanks to Virginia Page from San Diego, CA, whose creation above was selected as our DOC community contribution of the month for September. She wins this month's $50 D'Mine Funnies prize, and lots of DOC love, right?

Virginia is a retired news reporter who just turned 74 ("Oh dear," she says). She has type 2 diabetes, and takes Metformin. Her hobbies include quilting, drawing, painting, and laughing with her grand-nieces and her dog, Bling.  Congrats, Virginia!

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