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.
If the rest of the world understood the inability to actually control this disease, I think we would get a little more empathy and little less blame thrown our way.— George Simmons, The B.A.D. Blog
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DisclaimerI am not a medical professional. This is not medical advice and is not meant to replace medical advice. Your diabetes may vary. Contact your health care provider for specific questions.
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