“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?”
This one was easy for me. My fantasy device would be one that would enable me to only have one insertion site instead of two, like I currently have for my pump and my CGM.
I have an issue with scar tissue (I’m a poet and didn’t know it!) and with tape not sticking so if I could cut those annoyances in half?? I’d be winning.
I have so much more control when I wear the pump. And even more so when I wear the CGM. I can catch my highs/lows much faster and correct them as necessary. I have more flexibility with my meals and mealtimes. I can sleep in on Saturdays if I want to (well, as much as my 4 year old will allow.)
But I have seriously debated over the last year or so on whether or not to go back on MDI. I don’t want to. But some days I am to the point of feeling like I’m going to have to, or else I’m going to run out of real estate in which to put both of these devices.
I would even be willing to (*gulp*) insert a slightly bigger needle/cannula, if it meant that both of these devices could be connected. Medtronic is already ahead of the game in that my CGM can at least talk to my pump. The other pump manufacturers still require you to have a 3rd party involved (no offense, Dex!) so we’re moving in the right direction at least. We’re just not there yet.
I listened to a research update recently and I know that it’s in the works for much more integration between the pump and CGM ..and I’m looking forward to what’s coming down the pipeline. (Come on, FDA! Let’s get a move on it, please??) Maybe my fantasy can become reality one day!
But for the timebeing … that would be my fantasy device. One site + Two devices = One happy Diabetic.