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? Read the rest here
At first I thought…I’ve got the CGMS and Animas Ping I don’t really need much else. But then, I thought about it a little more. I guess my one wish (out of many) would be if my pump, meter and CGMS were all connected. I’m not exactly asking for closed loop, artificial pancreas grade communication, but there are definitely some communication improvements that could be made.
The first is that I hate calibrating my Dexcom. Sugar check then punch it into the Dex? No, why can’t the meter just send it to the Dex automatically???
Another communication problem. Sometimes I check my sugar, but I’m not ready to bolus just then from the meter remote. What if somehow the meter could send the glucose number to the pump and it could be stored on both the pump and meter (which it already does) for about 10-15 minutes? That way when the time comes around to bolus, I don’t have to think about what my glucose was just a few minutes ago and dial it in, it will already be there.
Seems simple enough, says the art major to the programmer.
Speaking of cool technology… Went to the endo yesterday. Finger stick A1c (where were you all of my childhood?!) is 7.1 Not my best, but I’m okay with it. I also saw this unit and bunch of a brochures for this bad boy:
SO FREAKING AMAZING.
I Want It All – Queen