So I was watching this weeks episode of "The blacklist" on NBC and I have a question. There was a missing diabetic child, she had a MM pump. The authorities ended up finding her by tracking the RF signal from her pump. I realize this is fiction tv, but is that possible? Are the signals in our pumps strong enough to be tracked as the show indicated? Love to have your input.

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Didn't watch it, but did you see The Black List on NBC Monday? This week's villain had a diabetic daughter who wore a pump manufactured by "Z-tec" or something beginning with Z.

I meant to say the Blacklist not Intelligence. Sorry. Guess I watch too much tv...

To my knowledge MM uses Bluetooth technology. Without walls the range of Bluetooth can be up to 33ft (~10meters).

This seems very implausible... Maybe one day when pump management uses more smartphone technology. :)

SMARTphone tech seems very scary for pumpers as it is hackable. I don't think anyone has it in for me, but controlling my pump and life with a device as accessible as a SMARTphone --no way.

My cgm can't even find my pump when it's a meter away unless it has line of sight.
So unless this girl was in the same room as the police, then I don't think they could find her.

I saw it. The whole insulin pump spiel was implausibile( a piece of crock!!). The Blacklist is a watchable, but gory show. I like James Spader very much as an actor: He shows his ability well, as his character, Reddington, wavers between delightful and deplorable!! Anyway, the company they named was V-TECH. HAHA, I know of them .They make electronic "learning games", like fake kiddie computers, talking alphabet and number boards, and cheap land-line phones. You can buy their products at Walmart, Big Lots, and Toys R us. I would not purchase an insulin pump from those stores. LOL

So much for writers doing the proper research!!

God Bless,
Brunetta

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