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May 17, 2013

Back by popular demand, let’s revisit this prompt from last year! Tell us what your fantasy diabetes device would be? Think of your dream blood glucose checker, delivery system for insulin or other meds, magic carb counter, etc etc etc. The sky is the limit – what would you love to see?

DBlog Week 2013

Last year I wrote about a low locator, and while I still think that would be really handy, this year I’m going to write about an adjustment to a device I already have. When I switched from Minimed to Animas it was for two reasons: remote bolus & waterproof.  I like to swim, and I especially like to float. I like pools, lakes, oceans & rivers.  Last summer when we went kayaking in Maine, I desperately wanted to keep my Dexcom with me, but I was also pretty nervous about it.  There were a lot of “what ifs” running through my mind. I want a waterproof Dexcom receiver. If my insulin pump, which is keeping me alive, can do it, then why can’t the sensor!  I don’t want any more plastic baggies and boating bags & extra paraphernalia to keep wearing my Dexcom near the water.  I’ve got enough crap to keep with me as it is.

Thank you to Karen for hosting and if you’d like to see what other people are dreaming up, go here

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2013 12:42 PM

    One thing I love about OmniPod is that the pods are waterproof. But I really wish all of the other stuff were waterproof too. A waterproof Dexcom would be super handy and a waterproof PDM would also be nice. While the improvements are being made, can we make our phones waterproof too?

  2. May 19, 2013 10:48 PM

    waterproof dexcom would be great! Im still using the “dunk proof” medtronic pump, so I’m hoping that all pumps are water proof soon!

  3. May 20, 2013 9:00 AM

    I agree. I think all of our D-stuff should be waterproof – especially since we are expected to keep them with us at all times!!

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