Back by popular demand, let’s revisit this prompt from last year! 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?
My dream diabetes device would be a device as compact as an iPhone. It would receive BG readings wireless from small sensors embedded in my skin. The device would allow me to record all my BG readings in real time and provide graphing and analysis via an app. The app would have a scanner — maybe using the device camera — to use for scanning a bar code so that I don’t have to enter nutritional. The app would use nutritional information and BG readings for trending analysis and to provide guidance on how my pre-meal bolus or basal insulin should adjusted to meet my diabetes management goals. The app would suggest the bolus and then prompt me to send that information to my insulin pump. All my data — BG, nutritional information, insulin — would be kept in my personal health record (PHR) and easily shared with my diabetes care team.
I don’t think this is a dream. I think this could be done today.
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