It's Day Two of National Diabetes Awareness Month and our community is buzzing. Many of you regular readers are involved in all sorts of grassroots campaigns to support, advocate and educate, to be sure.  (I watched that Bret Michaels-as-a-daddy TV show, btw, and he's kinda decent after all; did you know that his tour bus now sports lettering stating "Bret Michaels Wants to Stop Diabetes"?)

Anyway, I'm not pointing you all to that video. Rather, if you haven't heard about it yet — and even if you do nothing else in the name of advocacy this month — at least take one minute and 49 seconds to view the Big Blue Test video:

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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Every view brings us closer to the $75,000 that Roche Diabetes Care has pledged to donate to the Life for a Child program, run by the International Diabetes Federation, and Insulin For Life. These two global, humanitarian organizations provide diabetes medication and supplies to children in the world's poorest countries.

Speaking of poorest countries, allow me to remind you again about Team Type 1's Strip-A-Thon campaign to gather donations for children with diabetes in Rwanda.

(Diabetes Supplies collected for Rwanda so far)

The goal of this month is to help the people with diabetes who need it most. Therefore, I am doing my best to stay on message.

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