Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dblog Week: My Dream Device

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?

As I closed my eyes,preparing to immerse myself in the deliciousness you see above you, my brain was busy SWAG'ng & calculating & attempting to pull off a decent blood sugar 2 hours out. And then I thought: how great would it be if I had a machine that could magically tell me the carb count of any food on the planet...& how units of insulin(square,dual & over what time frame) I should mainline to pull off that magical straight line on my Dexcom? I'd call it the "Carbomatic". So much of diabetes control is 100% centered around carbs.(& knowing them is half the battle) It might sound like some sort of Artificial pancreas, but diabetes encompasses carbs,exercise,meds,stress,etc...not just carbs. I would love a machine that would figure out my meals for me...the readout would look something like this:

Spaghetti: 66 carbs
You can bolus 6.6 units,5.5 now & 1.1 over 30 minutes
At 1800 hours soothe your screaming baby for 30 minutes or do 15 minutes
Of vigorous walking
Check blood sugars again at 1900 hours.

Because I can be really bad at guessing the carbs in foods,even though I have the basics down it would be nice if it were less of a guessing game.(ah,the joys of playing Russian Roullette with your health)

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Liz said...

That donut looks soo.......mmmmmmmmm!

Drew said...

Now I need a donut

Jocelyn said...

Your device is just like the one I want invented as well. Knowing the carbs of every food would be perfect, no more guessing!

Colleen said...

Did you HAVE to post the photo??