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?
Easy, peasy! A new pancreas! Oh, not available, huh?
As I write this – our current weather warning is: Hail up to three-quarter inch in diameter… heavy downpours… excessive cloud-to-ground lightning and gusty winds of 45 to 55 mph can be expected.
The lights have dimmed a couple of times and there’s definitely some thunder out there. So who knows how long I’ll be able to stay online? Except, we did just have a whole house generator installed. I’d prefer that we not test it out, yet.
Anyway, back to Karen’s prompt…
I’ve only been at this d-stuff for just over seven years (really???!!!). I’m awed by how much I’m able to do with my meter and my pump and my dexcom.
I find it all annoying and amazing and a pain in the ass. (So there!)
The black spots on my fingers are surprising. I thought it would take longer. It didn’t.
I want this to be easier for the children. (I want children NOT to have diabetes but…) I would love a fantasy d-device that measures BGs without poking a hole in your finger. Some sort of “button” that you just place against your skin and bingo, bango, there’s the number – in great big numbers so you don’t have to put on your glasses to read it. We wouldn’t need CGMs because the button would make it so easy, peasy. You could wear the button on a necklace or put it on your key chain.
I keep hitting “Save Draft” while writing, just in case.
My other fantasy – not a device, but needed – diabetes should NOT be so hard to pay for. I have insurance. I continue working so I’ll have insurance but jeez, the number of people who have to decide “Will I eat this week or buy insulin?” makes me cry/angry.
OMG – biggest jolt I’ve ever felt from thunder/lightning – and I used to live in Kansas! That’s it for me, tonight!