D-tech: Independence for PWDs?

By AMBlass Latest Reply 2012-06-27 00:24:27 -0500
Started 2012-06-26 13:44:06 -0500

With Independence Day around the corner, we at DiabetesMine are doing some investigating to find out if people feel more independent or more dependent with all their diabetes technology.

Do you feel that your D-tech (BG meters, pumps, etc) give you more freedom in life, or do you feel that all the technology and supplies weight you down when it comes to living your life?

Share your thoughts and feedback here or email info@diabetesmine.com small. Please include your type of diabetes, age and how long you've been a PWD. Thanks!

2 replies

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-27 00:24:27 -0500 Report

Type 1 since childhood and now 50. Seen alot of changes and can tell you that it is so much easier today with all the gadgets. You can make managing diabetes as easy as you like. In my opinion, there really isn't any reason to not have better control because we do have meters and pumps that are not big and bulky, and syringes that have little to no pain. Linking meters to computers also help show you your bg patterns and help you to see changes that may be needed. Once you learn how to work your devices it becomes a breeze to use them. Couldn't get by with out them now:)

Irish1951 2012-06-26 15:05:02 -0500 Report

Type 2, 61yrs old, for 2 yrs. I don't know how I would feel in control without my meter. I know how I am doing with my BS, whether I ate something I should avoid in the future, how much exercise I need, and what to do next. I know before I go to see the Dr and the A1c test just what I can expect. It gives me confidence and peace of mind.

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