Have you seen the Type 1 for A Day challenge from JDRF?

John Crowley
By John Crowley Latest Reply 2012-11-17 22:16:35 -0600
Started 2012-11-15 17:09:31 -0600

So in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, I decided to take the Type 1 for a Day challenge from JDRF.

For 24 hours, i will received a text message on my phone reminding of what I would need to be doing to manage my diabetes if I had type 1. Having been the father of a type 1 for more than a decade now, I think I have a pretty good sense of it. But I have a feeling that this challenge will certainly bring it home for me.

If you are interested in checking it out or of inviting family members to check it out, here's the link http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=117942

If you were designing a program like this for type 1 or type 2 diabetes, what kinds of text messages would you send out?

4 replies

jayabee52 2012-11-17 22:16:35 -0600 Report

Personally, I don't think I would like being nagged by my cell phone. In fact a few years ago I signed up for something like that. I would get a voice mail (before text messages were in common use) telling me to check my BG. I didn't react well to what I regarded as nagging and I was paying a service to nag me. After about a month, I got tired of the nagging and turned off the service.

Brian7 2012-11-17 21:54:42 -0600 Report

Randomly, every few hours, things like "When's the last time you checked your blood sugar?" or "You feel a little weak and shaky. What should you do?" or "Your really thirsty. Why?" or "You need to leave the room in the next few minutes to go check your blood sugar. Sorry - yes it's annoying but necessary."