September 2, 2009

YDMv: Our Tech - The Next Generation

Managing variability has always been part of the mission plan. Short of using zillions more strips than we now do knowing when our diabetes varies wasn’t always possible so managing it was a distant possibility.

Enter the CGM.

Both the kids are excited about the prospect. Delaney last night felt low. She tested and was right in range. Still felt low and tested a little later and had dropped 40 points. She would be low soon. I could see the light bulb go on. “Dad the arrows will help me know this.”

Connor is starting to think he may have a drop sometime overnight. The sensor will help him see if there is in fact a trend. Finding V and helping the kids own the management of it is the mission.

Today we start inserting sensors in addition to infusion sets. They will be carrying a CGM receiver in addition to a meter and pump.

Let see that is:

Three LCD screens,
Two subcutaneous insertions,
And a poker on the finger tips.

Sounds like a Christmas Carol.

To downsize the V the kids are becoming the Borg.