"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 love Diabetes Blog Week! This is my fourth year and it's the first time I couldn't post the entire week. This weekend was horrible. I had forgotten what it's like to have extremely high BG readings and what they do to your body.
All weekend I had the highest and lowest bgs ever. I woke up in the 400+ range. Changed cartridges, changed infusion sets, changed insulin, changed everything. Nothing worked. I even supplemented the correction boluses with injected insulin (one of the reasons for the 43 low I experienced).
I had plans to host a bbq. I had to cancel. I was curled up on my couch the entire weekend because I was physically exhausted from fighting diabetes. I hated anything relating to diabetes...even my blog. I hated it all.
With that, I remembered the Wild Card prompt about what I would consider my "fantasy diabetes device". Outside of a brand new pancreas or a recycled one that works, I've got one now......
It's one complete device:
It's an insulin pump that always delivers the exact amount of insulin needed.
Never gets clogged, pulls out or leaks.
Never needs to "alarm", "beep", "buzz" or "vibrate".
Small enough to hide anywhere discretely.
Checks your blood glucose continually through the same infusion point.
BG graph shown right on screen.
Maintains the perfect levels all by itself without any input from me.
And it tells me "You Can Do This" and "You are Beautiful" everyday!
Now for Sunday's "Spread the Love" prompt, I have a lot of reading to catch up on so to be fair, I will post my favorites sometime during the week. I plan on reading all the posts!!!