Today might be the spookiest day of the year, but have no fear, our favorite D-picks of the past month are here. Hey, that rhymed! Our friends in the DOC certainly make living with diabetes a little less scary, huh?

We're still riding the wave of excitement following the epic Simonpalooza DOC meet-ups! Chris Snider chats with the man himself on this episode of the hit podcast, Just Talking.

Kim Vlasnik writes a great post about realizing that diabetes perfection is just like the spoon in The Matrix — it doesn't exist!

How young is too young to get your child involved in their diabetes management? Jill ponders this question as her 11-year-old daughter becomes more involved in her D-care.

Mike Durbin examines the double-edged sword that comes from "not looking sick" when you are, in fact, very sick.

When you have diabetes, being hungry doesn't necessarily dictate whether or not you're going to eat. Jacquie Wojcik examines the mysterious phenomenon known as "hunger" and how it doesn't always apply to her meals.

Ever wonder what it's like to meet with a Member of Congress? Nervous you might not be good at it? Karen shares her experience at her first JDRF Promise to Remember Me Campaign meeting.

Sue writes a heartfelt note of appreciation to the DOC. We don't know what we would do without the diabetes community, either!

Heidi Shell, who just entered her third trimester of her first pregnancy (yay!), had a rough go at the endocrinologist's office this month. Moms and moms-to-be, send over some D-love!

Diabetes can create some pretty neurotic habits, especially for people who have been living with it for decades. Kelly Kunik breaks down some of her OCD tendancies — any that you care to admit to?

Amy, Allison, Wil and the rest of the Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit gang need your help! Watch our Torchbearer videos and then "like" us — the video with the most likes will have a $1,000 donation made to their local JDRF chapter.

Have any suggestions for next month's DOC round-up? Send 'em our way!

Thanks All, and Happy Halloween!

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