Fantasy Diabetes Device - Blog Week 2012 - day 4

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2012-07-24 19:56:56 -0500
Started 2012-05-17 10:11:41 -0500

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?


39 replies

jdla
jdla 2012-06-19 23:32:42 -0500 Report

I like the idea of a mood ring indicating bg levels. Or indicating carb count. Or both!!!

MHoskins2179
MHoskins2179 2012-05-18 13:29:59 -0500 Report

I've been amazed to read all the incredibly outstanding d-blogs out there with so many different ideas and fantasy devices… a couple of the favorites are the Bigi version of Siri over at TextingMyPancreas, the Ironman-style suit from ThisIsCaleb, and of course the cool carb counting "photo and count" from Allison over at DiabetesMine. I want them all!!!

greatgrama
greatgrama 2012-05-18 11:47:22 -0500 Report

My fantasy meter would be like the little clothespin device they use to read your oxygen and heart rate. It just slips on your finger and reads your sugar levels. If they can read your oxygen levels now like that why can't it read your sugar? For heaven's sake it's the 21st century!

pixsidust
pixsidust 2012-05-18 11:19:01 -0500 Report

I would like a light device that one can lay in like a tanning bed or stand in that photosynthesized all sugar. It would let us know when to leave by exhibiting our sugar levels. We would go in for as check turn the light on until our sugar lowers and leave

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-05-18 09:02:36 -0500 Report

I would love a bear trap that snaps when I have reached my carb limit for the meal. I suppose I could use a rat trap, but anything that would count what actually goes in (not just perceived) and stops me when I've had enough.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-05-18 05:31:24 -0500 Report

A beautiful magic woman, in a bikini, that requires an occasional hug to cure my diabetes ! (The sky is the limit)

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-05-18 09:06:30 -0500 Report

LoL! I think that Jralphs was referring to a device, not a person (unless the magic Bikini clad woman was indeed a robot!) LoL!

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-05-18 09:35:02 -0500 Report

C'mon James, this is not the time for technicalities! I insist that Jralphs conform to my way of thinking!

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-05-20 03:38:28 -0500 Report

When I saw =-x, I thought you were working on an equation or formula for a bikini clad robot???

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-05-20 08:13:53 -0500 Report

OH, that was my attempt to show alarm (the = are the eyes,) and the X was to indicate that I am keeping my mouth shut — not gonna say a thing!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-05-18 09:05:01 -0500 Report

Now that is a fantasy that would be fun...of course I would have to change the gender and the attire, but hugs are a great medium! LOL

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-05-18 09:39:18 -0500 Report

Glad you would change the gender, AND the attire. Changing one without the other would be a little suspicious!

angry diabetic
angry diabetic 2012-05-18 01:04:37 -0500 Report

A fantasy diabetes device???? How about a WORKING PANCREAS!!!

dietcherry
dietcherry 2012-05-18 01:01:53 -0500 Report

Oh how the mind reels at the possibilities!! ANY insulin delivery system that doesnt use a needle—-so very tired of them !!

A mood ring that continuously reads my blood sugar and, since I have Hypoglycemic Unawareness, would nag me to stop what Im doing RIGHT THIS MINUTE and go eat something when my blood sugar falls to 70.

An at-home kit to make fresh insulin each day, therefore no worries of it expiring or losing potency.

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2012-05-17 15:18:23 -0500 Report

I would like to see insulin patches, no more needles.

Some kind of system to take blood glucose readings, by putting tape on your arm and it would read your glucose number.( It would just appear on the tape)

I would also like to see a system, that counts the carbs for you, when you put your food on the plate, it would let you know exactly how many carbs you have for your meal. (by listing what foods you place on the plate.)

MerGirl
MerGirl 2012-05-17 13:03:45 -0500 Report

…and if it could filter out all of the bad carbs and fats, no matter what you ate…that would be bliss. :)

MerGirl
MerGirl 2012-05-17 13:00:44 -0500 Report

I would love to have a pump that automatically checked your BG levels and automatically gave you a bolus to perfectly correct it, or administer the right amount of glucose when needed. You wouldn't have to ever change your insertion site, or run the risk of infection for not doing so. This pump would be able to store a lifetime of readings that you could download automatically to any computer at any time with a touch of a button. And the device and it's "mechanical" workings would never have to be replaced, like some kind of tiny internal robot that fixed it for you, for your lifetime. I know I'm forgetting a couple things, but I guess I can add them later? This would be my perfect pancreas replacement. :)