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#dblogweek – Day 4 – Fantasy diabetes device

For the next week, I’ll be participating in the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week (for more info, click on the banner above). Each day, D-Bloggers will be (mostly) blogging about a common topic but offering their own perspectives.

My “Fantasy Device”.  Where do I begin?

Today, I’m going to keep my feet firmly planted in reality.  Sure, I’d love a device that can non-invasively track my blood sugars, infuse the proper amounts of super-duper-fast insulin  in my body precisely when it’s needed, keep me from going high, keep me from going low, keep me from interchangeably tacking and taping things to my skin… and make it so small and reliable that I hardly know I’m carrying anything with me at all.

That won’t happen.  I won’t even fantasize about it.

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Fantasizing with a dollar and a dream

This photo, taken this morning, is already out-of-date.

Let’s suspend reality for a moment.  Many people in America are doing today that anyway.

 As of this writing, the Mega-Millions lottery jackpot is up to $640,000,000.  That’s more than half a billion dollars.  What would you do if you won this enormous jackpot?  I admit, I’ve fantasized about it a bit.

Of course, I would make sure that my family and I were taken care of:  housing, college tuition, all that good stuff.  I would keep my house – I like it here – but I’d probably put in a pool and maybe hire a housekeeper (with excellent carb-counting skills) to do the cooking and cleaning for me.

But what of the rest?  Although I’ve probably got a better chance of waking up tomorrow, magically cured of diabetes, than I do of matching all six numbers, it’s still nice to dream.

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