Friday, March 29, 2013

Wanted: Smarter diabetes technology

You know what I want? I want a REALLY smart pump/meter/bolus calculator that learns. Wouldn’t that be amazing?

What if you could tell the device what you’re eating, and based on your pre-meal bg and post meal bg, it could better anticipate what you need next time!


Bg 120
Insert bowl of ice cream, 30g – regular bolus for carbs, say 3units (IC: 1:10)
1 hour later – bg 82
3 hours later – bg 140
4 hours later – bg 180 – correction given
5 hours later – bg 240 – Correct again

Next time you eat ice cream, what if you enter the food, and that it’s 30g. And your device remembers what happened last time and suggests something like:

Dose 4.5 units
Combo bolus 60/40
3 hours

And based on however this goes, the device makes adjustments for the next time. I think it’s going to be awhile before we have a cure, but why couldn’t someone invent a device that remembers types of foods, results, and provides advice based on past experience.

Just saying, but whoever is smart enough to make this happen would probably make a killing, and have the adoration of parents all over the world...

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