Today is National Grandparents Day, a time to honor family members who've come before us -- and yes, patiently listen to all their stories of yesteryear...

 

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Yes, Kids, there were days before you could just sync data or plug numbers into a device to keep track of your blood sugar results!  Thanks as always to the ueber-talented Jerry King, a regular contributor here at the 'Mine who draws more than 200 cartoons each month for websites, magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, etc.

To all the grandparents out there living with diabetes themselves or caring for CWDs (children with diabetes), all we can say is: Thank You for everything you've done in influencing our lives. We love you!

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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