Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fantasies! Oy!

D-Blog Day 4: Fantasy Diabetes Device

Karen from Bitter-Sweet Diabetes had an interesting writing challenge for today's topic for D-Blog Week. 

Tell us what your Fantasy Diabetes Device would be?  Think of your dream blood glucose checker, a delivery system for insulin or other meds, a magic carb counter, etc etc etc.  The sky is the limit – what would you love to see?

Hmmm, I'm fantasizing of course, but I would choose a device that not only counted carbs perfectly but also could take those same carbs and calculate the precise amount of insulin needed so Sydney's blood sugars stayed in perfect harmony 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Pizza, Chinese food, super sugary treats, or meals void of carbs completely would be no issue for my fantasy device. My creation would figure in exact amounts of exercise from day to day and either increase or decrease insulin amounts accordingly. The device would work similarly when it's user was sick or stressed or anxious, or sad, or happy, or excited, or a myriad of similar emotions--it would be individually tailored to the user's specific needs at any given time or place.

This product would be so amazingly flawless, parents of Type 1 children would no longer need to get up once, twice, three times (or sometimes more!) per night to check their children's blood sugars. In fact, it would be so spot-on perfect, it would require NO blood sugar testing at all! To top it off--as if it could get any better--I've already come up with the perfect name for my device! Drum-roll please!   

Lets call it: A Cured Pancreas! 

Alas, this is strictly a fantasy.  And, with that grand finale, I need to close this post because Sydney was low at her last blood sugar check 20 minutes ago. She was sound asleep but her body was on the warpath, dropping her from a blood sugar of 200 at bedtime down to 47 in an hour flat. 

However, lets continue working on making my fantasy device a reality. Our Walk for the Cure is coming up in September. Soon I will  have fundraising information on my blog. Once again we would love to send out the invite and ask people to either walk with us, volunteer to fundraise with us (no amount raised is too small!), or donate to Sydney's team, Sydney's Soldiers (every dollar is important!), so we can continue to raise money on behalf of JDRF who is dedicated to funding research so we can find a cure!

 I continue to hope and pray that someday Sydney will be able to say, "I USED to have Type 1 Diabetes."


Joanne said...

I like your fantasy device. I want one too.

And re: the video... I made it a few years ago and it just sort of took off. Glad you liked it!

Anonymous said...

I believe that she WILL be able to say 'I USED to have Type 1 Diabeties!'
I love you Syd!
Grandma Kathy

Anonymous said...

Don't we all wish for the magical pancreas transformation. Perhaps someday it will come. Until then we will continue to operate with too little sleep in order to keep our kids safe.


The Lane Family said...

We pray for all of your that all Type 1 diabetics can have a cure!!! Please keep us in mind for her Walk for a Cure!!