For those of you wondering, yes, we are in Europe. Despite a mix-up with our "family row" on the airplane and the lack of those wonderfully distracting little individual seat-back TVs we were counting on to keep the kids busy, the flight went surprisingly well. Which means, of course, that the little ones slept for about 5 hours. Whew!

I should mention that Airport Security made no notice whatsoever of my OmniPod. I was a little worried when they backed up the conveyor belt a few times to have a second and third look at my carry-on bag (filled with back-up syringes and insulin bottles), but in the end, we just got a green light like and ended up scrambling to put our shoes back on like everyone else. (I'm definitely of the "don't-ask, don't tell" school of thought, so I never volunteer info about all the diabetes stuff I'm packin' unless queried.)

Three and a half sleepless nights later, I've already been on the water slide at the local pool more times than I can count, and I went out for my first bike tour with my father-in-law today. The landscape this close to Holland is flat as a pancake, btw, so nothing like the riding I'm used to in San Francisco. But there are entirely other hazards to watch out for...

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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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This too shall pass...

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More from abroad soon -- inbetween all the essential D-posts I've prepared for your reading pleasure.

Off now for a cappuchino Niederrhein-style, i.e. strong coffee with a huge glop of real whip cream on top. Correct dosing for that? Doing my best here... Hey, I'm on vacation!

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