My friends at HealthCentral Network understand the value of a smile when it comes to living with compromised health.

Thus, they're creating a new series of personal health stories in comic strip format. And they've done mine to kick off the diabetes series! Based on the recent Newsweek article about me...

Check this out:

(Click on the image to be re-routed to the full comic version over at HealthCentral)

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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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Gee, I look younger in comics :)

Anyway, would you like to see your own story in "the funnies"?

HealthCentral is accepting submissions on stories about diagnosis, or some kind of struggle, or a triumph -- anything having to do with your or your family member's or friend's diabetes (or other condition - here's an example of one for breast cancer). They'll be showcasing a new comic every month. It's an ongoing process, so submit yours any time by emailing the HC team HERE. I'll be on the lookout for you all!

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