Today let’s tackle an idea inspired by Bennet of Your Diabetes May Vary. 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’m assuming it would be outside the spirit of the prompt to ask for a magic pancreas repair pill or something else that would obliterate my diabetes instead of helping me to cope with it. That’s really too bad, because I think that a DeBeetusing Ray Gun (a la Dr. Horrible’s Freeze Ray) would be just about the most bad ass diabetes device ever.
Dr Horrible’s Freeze Ray
I’d go for a souped up version of my current favorite tool: Dex. My Dexcom is fantastic. I love having a constant stream of numbers and warnings when I’m trending up or down too quickly, but it’s not ideal. It’s clunky, shaped like an egg, and the transmitter (which usually lives on the back of one of my arms) peels in the summer and itches in the winter. When it comes to blood sugar levels I always consult a blood sugar levels chart first.
My fantasy Dex upgrade would have the sensor and a tiny transmitter implanted under the skin that wouldn’t have to be changed out once a week. The receiver would be the size of my badge for work, sort of like a credit card but thicker, with a screen that lights up with a touch of a button and that charges on one of those induction charging pads.
It would fit in the pockets of girl pants.
And it would come in pink.