D-Blog Week: Fantasy Diabetes Device

Third Annual Diabetes Blog Week! Today I get to dream of a fantasy diabetes device!  This is pretty exciting, but also a little intimidating and hard.  I have been so used to the crappy devices that we have today, I feel like I have automatic “dream limiters” in my brain.

First of all, let me say that as long as I’m dreaming, I’d like to just be done with the whole diabetes thing.  I love you guys, and all of the amazing friends I now have, but diabetes sucks and I’d give it away in a heartbeat.

As far as devices go, I am getting spoiled by all of the connection and communication non-diabetes devices have today.  Everything is connected and everything talks together.  Even down to simple things like my browser having the same bookmarks across different computers.  I take that connection and communication for granted until my day bumps into a diabetes device.

As soon as I have to interact with a diabetes device, it’s as if my world enters a backwards time warp where everything is independent, nothing talks to anything else, and I’m just expected to cope with it.  Actually, I’m not expected to cope with it, I’m forced to.

My fantasy diabetes device(s) would allow me to mold great diabetes management into my life without having to bend much of my life around diabetes.  We deserve that much at least.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…