Thursday, 17 May 2012

Dblog Week Day 4 - Fantasy Diabetes Device

Today let’s tackle an idea inspired by Bennet of Your Diabetes May Vary. Tell us what your Fantasy Diabetes Device would be? Think of your dream blood glucose checker, delivery system for insulin or other meds, magic carb counter, etc. etc. etc. The sky is the limit – what would you love to see?
Instead of a Diabetes Fairy that is mean and creates highs & lows for no apparent reason, I'd like one that would help me! One that would just give me a little nudge if I'm heading out of my ideal range, or drop a jelly bean in my pocket when needed xD

Okay, I can dream!

My fantasy device has got to be a glucose monitor that's as accurate as humanly possible. None of this 25% each way. That's not good enough and never will be. We need to know exactly where we are with our BG, to give us a fighting chance to stay healthy and keep our HbA1c at a good percentage. I'd love to spend less time worrying about if I've injected too much or too little because I don't ACTUALLY know where my BG is!

Or we could have a D-Robot (instead of I-Robot) who could be with you all the time, carrying your D supplies, remembering when your last injection was and how much. Stopping you from over-treating or over indulging! Helping you exercise and answering questions like a Diabetic Google. Keeping a log of your readings, providing your own HbA1c results and even charging your meter up whilst on the move!

I'd imagine he/she to look like this....


grivin said...

Thanks for sharing your fantasy device but I think the pump itself is a great device, and I wouldn’t go back to having 5 shots a day with an insulin pen.

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