Before day four even began, I could already imagine my answer to this blog topic. For those of us who deal with type 1 diabetes on any level, parent, patient, caregiver, or friend. Even those who deal with type 2 diabetes, my answer to this prompt would be the same.
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?
So Brian, what exactly are you getting at here? Don't get me wrong, I want to post about those amazing fantasy devices or cures out there. The tiny pumps. The accurate meters. The less SCAREY CGM's. The lancers that do not hurt. Hell even the insulin that goes BAM and done. Yet, these are being covered all over the blogosphere today (Sara you are write (get it write cause you wrote it, haha, can you do parentheses in parentheses??), today I am not linking to the fantasy devices, so BLAH). Everyone on some level is seeking the cure. I WANT IT TOO. However today, I am going to do something different.
The fantasy device I want would be a little sticker/name badge that would instantly answer any diabetes related questions. Either the practical, "Brian you seem out of it are you low?" "YES." to the practical "That cupcake has sugar in it, can you eat that?" (sidenote I had the most amazing cupcake with lunch today, covered in coconut and buttery cake batter...... crap where was I?) "Yes, yes I can. If you would like a sarcastic response keep reading, for the informed response say skip?" This would apply to all of us. The miracle cure, the if you diet and exercise, cinnamon, Halle Berry, Drew Carey.... I don't really farting care.
Something that does a PowerPoint explanation without me having to address the issue over and over again. Plus the added hammer function. You know for the person who keeps saying the cynical or condemnatory comments when you eat and properly bolus for that lovely Ice Cream cone you have been dreaming about all day. It will recognize the voice and bonk them on the head. Yet instead of making a bonking noise it will say, "I can eat this butt munch." Being called a butt munch by an inanimate object may be the only way to teach someone the answer to our desire.
This tech does not have to be all that flashy or amazing. Just enough to end the cycle of stupidity that we deal with on a daily basis.
I really want another cupcake now and that hammer function is so stuck in my head. I need help.
*Disclaimer - Haven't written a real one of these in a while. Well today's is not real either. Well the fact that it only has something to say, but not a real warning. I pick on Sara sometimes in my blog. Why? Because I know she can take it and is apparently a glutton for punishment. She is a really good friend though who I love dearly and if she ever asked me to seriously not pick on her in my blog I would seriously consider doing it. Yet I think she likes the mentions from me and gets my attempts at stupid humor and the like. So today's disclaimer is that Sara = awesome. Just don't tell her that or she will never let me forget it.
** Disclaimer to the disclaimer - I realize in writing the above disclaimer I mentioned that Sara was awesome. That was weird, I think she possessed me. I change my warning to Sara is a good, understanding friend, that would never use lows as an excuse to pick on someone or exploit a nickname. Yeah, that works in my favor now. BAM!!!!