I recently had a dream that I was attending the ‘Design of Medical Devices‘ conference at the University of Minnesota. I had no idea such a thing existed until somebody signed me up to their mailing list. I was hoping for a free invitation, but nothing ever came of it. Must have been someone’s idea of advertising.
In my dream, I was sitting at a table with a number of other people, all of us listening to presentations. One guy had designed a wireless blood sugar interest monitor. That’s right, interest. As in, how interested are you with your current blood sugar?
It looked just like a wireless router, hanging high on the wall just above a light, and it was giving this guy a readout of everyone at the table.
0% interested, 0.01% interested, 0% interested, then he got to me. 28% interested. Almost a third of my active brainpower was being consumed just worrying about my blood sugar.
I know it was just a dream, but I’d say there’s a pretty good slice of reality in there somewhere.
“Diabetes is like being expected to play the piano with one hand while juggling items with another hand, all while balancing with deftness and dexterity on a tightrope”— Marlene Less, 1983
DisclaimerI am not a medical professional. Nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice. Your diabetes may vary. Contact your health care provider for specific questions.