the prompt - 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?
ok there are sooooo many things i wish could be made. My realistic device is a quieter finger pricker, seriously it cant be that hard to make a silent one? i use the accu chek multiclix at the moment and although its great and i like not having to change the lancet so much , actually i never did that anyway.... but its so darn loud. in the middle of an exam having to check my sugars and everyone turns to look at me, is kinda the time i wish it could be that bit quieter, cause in all honesty i don't test as much as i should do during exams because of this. yes yes i know i should especially when my bg is so variable but i don't like everyone looking at me like I'm some two headed alien.
my fantasy device is an artificial pancreas, not one like they have now (which is brilliant by the way and i cant way till it becomes a widespread device ) but one that does everything. it can test our bg and gives us real time bg readings , use insulin that is actually rapid. on a side note who on earth thinks 4 hours is rapid?? i certainly don't when trying to bring a high 20s sugar down and surely we can make insulin that is a bit rapider than 4 hours, our insulin now is like bringing a knife to a gun fight and not just any gun fight, diabetes is one of those high powered machine guns . oh and it can be pointed at a meal and it works out a carb count of it exactly ,a machine that can factor in hormone levels and upload the data to a programme on the cloud that everyone involved in my care can access from whatever computer they may be at. this would be so helpful because at the moment even though me and my doc use the same programme we cant sync them up so all the notes i write on mine don't come up on his, and I'm teenager my memory isn't great so when my Dr asks me why certain things happened i cant ever remember.
but lastly i want to say a massive thank you to all the companies and individuals who keep pushing the devices forward, when i was first diagnosed the bg monitors were bricks and i used syringes. 15 years on and Ive seen the devices being revolutionised and they have come so so far since then. my bg monitor will now calculate the doses i need and my injection pen remembers my doses. the insulin pump i will soon get will be amazing and i can control my sugars a lot better it will also sync with my bg monitor so i don't even have to touch it. i have to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made these products because they make my life , and every other diabetic, so much easier