April 15, 2008

From the New Wire - Impressive Sounding Science

New Nanotube Sensor Can Continuously Monitor Minute Amounts Of Insulin

It sure sounds high tech. I was up until 3:00 am testing basal rates and as a result I have no clue what this article may mean. If you figure it out let me know. For now I am thinking Monty Python "Machine that Goes Ping"

Delaney's basal's are finally coming into reasonable fluctuations. I hadn't checked Connor in ages and seeing how I wasn't sleeping I figured I would go check him too.

I had a hard time finding a kit. But after digging around for a while I found all the necessary parts and poked a hole for blood. At this point I noticed the meter wasn't coming on.

Great dead batteries.

So I found a few AAA cells and fired it up. The meter thought it was March 23. Hmmm, me thinks these batteries have been dead for a while. Wonder how he tests? (He claims there are other meteres up there. Can't prove it by me but I am only so willing to poke around in the boys room. I think there could be things living in there and I don't mean the teen age boys, more like their soxs.)

So anyway where was I?

Oh yeah science.

I discovered through very careful testing that if I turn on the TV between 1:00 and 3:00 am, my wife stops snorring. Turn it of and in 2 to 3 minutes she starts snorring again.

I did a number of tests and here is the real interesting part, even if I trurn the sound off, the TV on stops the snorring. It must be light related. Maybe next time I'll try a light.

But it doesn't have a remote.

1 comment:

Jonah said...

I dunno, I guess that could tell you how much insulin is on-board. Which I think would really generally only be useful to ER folks dealing with passed out diabetics ; nobody else wants to wear another site for their IOB when they can make a pretty reasonable guess about it as is.
Or maybe that puts us closer to an artificial pancreas.