Thursday, July 21, 2011

DSMA Blog Carnival... July

This month we are going to revisit the DSMA chat from June 29th – Medical Devices.

Over the years diabetes technology has come a very long way from the days when syringes were boiled and sharpened, and sugar was checked using droplets of urine and fizzy tablets in test tubes. Today we can choose from an array of blood sugar meters, insulin pumps, carb counting apps, data uploading programs – technology is woven into our diabetes lives. But although technology has come a long way there is always room for improvement, right? So this month give us your complaints, your ideas and your technological wishes and tell us:

This one was pretty easy for me... I simply want the accuracy to improve. I shouldn't check my child's blood with the same meter, twice, within a minute of each other and get numbers that are 100 points off. Maybe if the meters were more accurate, we could avoid some lows.

Help with that would be great! Thanks :)


What improvements or adjustments would you make to current [diabetes] technology?
This post is my July entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2011/july-dsma-blog-carnival/

7 comments:

sky0138 said...

TOTALLY agree on the wanting of more accurate meters! It drives me crazy when I compare them sometimes...ugh

Valerie said...

If you get a lot of inaccurate readings, you should be able to call in and request a new one! That may not help, but it's something...maybe? My One Touch link was way off once and I called in and gave them my readings and they shipped out a new one.

Reyna said...

Yeppers. Me too. Actually, there is so much that I have thought of on this topic. It was a good one.

Alexis Nicole said...

Hell yea! 20% margin is unacceptable!

Joanne said...

I;m on board with this one! I was telling a friend of mine who is a nurse and has worked with kiddos with D in the ICU about our meter inaccuracy and she was stunned. She said she couldn't imagine having to treat a patient with information like that.

Misty said...

Totally agree! It is kind of nice when I don't like the number though, I just blame it on the meter.

Karen G said...

Yes yes yes - you'll get no arguments from me!!

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