Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My Answer Doesn't Change

"Back by popular demand, let's revisit this prompt from last year! 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?"

I don't have any ideas for a petition, so I'm using a wildcard prompt.  Forgive me, for I'm going to be repeating myself.

When anyone asks me what my dream diabetes device is, my answer doesn't change: an artificial pancreas.  A system that uses continuous glucose monitoring to manage my blood sugars without me having to do it.  I'm fine with still checking my bgs to calibrate the device.  But I want the AP to do the rest.  To automatically adjust basal insulin when needed.  To bolus the necessary insulin for whatever I'm eating without me having to figure it out.  To have glucagon or some other method to raise my blood sugar when it drops too low.

This is what I want.  Ok, so what I'd really love in a cure, but since I don't foresee that happening anytime soon, I want an artificial pancreas.  More than I can convey with words.


  1. I agree. I know it coming, I know we'll see one - but I hate too think how long it's going to take until we finally do.

  2. The Smart insulin is pretty appealing. I hope that comes along quickly!