Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4
Since I’m not too imaginable, my fantasy device would be just combining a few different devices I already have. I would prefer to have less devices because pocket space is important to me for carrying things around. Why can’t I use my iPhone to view my Dexcom data and graphs instead of my receiver. Also, it’s a no-brainer that I would only have one infusion site that both delivers insulin and checks blood sugars.
The more I learn about how these devices work and their limitations I understand how difficult some of these things are to solve. The closed loop system that would integrate insulin and medication delivery with real-time blood sugar testing is on the way and will be better for those already on a CGM and pump.
So just an easy solution for now is to use my phone to replace my monitor to make things easier with d-supplies.
Another cool thing, not really a device, would be to electronically send my doctor all of my CGM data and meet with him over the web. Like a conference call or video chat to talk through the data, renew prescriptions, get advice, etc. without having to go to his office, wait in the waiting room for an hour and do the same things. Let’s get this done to save everyone’s time!