As I read ahead in the topic list I saw that one of the topics was a diabetes dream device. I spent this week thinking of what I could have that would make diabetes 10x easier, even 1x easier would be great. So, now that it is time to write about this diabetes dream device, Bayer, Medtronic, anyone? start taking notes.
If only we had an insulin pump that was mini like those mini iPods. Sometimes I get so frustrated having to shove the insulin 'box' into my bra. Although, at times I forget it is even there, when I do know it's there, a.k.a when it starts vibrating or digging into my chest, that is when I wish that they would just make something tiny, so that hiding the pump felt better at least.
Okay, I understand the tubeless pump that is out now, but that is too big for my liking to be attached to my arm/leg/belly. I much rather have my tubing, but with something tiny on the end of that tubing; rather than the clunker that it is. Like cell phones I am sure pumps will get smaller, thinner, better - but right now the device that I want just isn't out there.
There are so many dream devices I could wish for, like something that checks my blood sugar for me, but better than a CGM, I don't want to EVER see blood from my finger tips EVER again. I also wish that carb counts flashed in front of the food, so I didn't have to take the time to look or guess. Just see the apple flashing 32 grams. All of these devices would be wonderful, but the more I thought about my diabetes management I realized that I am okay with having to carb guess, or test my blood sugar at the moment, I just want to wear something a little smaller, after all bras were not meant for three....
But, with all that said, all the diabetes devices out there started with a dream or at least an idea. Someone looking to give diabetics a hand, an easier way of managing their diabetes. Yes, these companies make millions and millions of dollars, but think about what they have created for us, amazing USB meters, tubeless insulin pumps and of course INSULIN!
I feel very blessed to be diagnosed when I was, the pump was already approved to be funded for adults living with type 1 and I was diagnosed at a time with amazing insulin pump choices as well as meters. I am lucky to have been diagnosed in Canada and to have such a great support system from nurses to family. So, even though we think we are outrageous for thinking of diabetes dream devices we are actually not to far off - look how far we have come in the diabetes world and with such an avid community let's continue to dream!