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/