What device would you invent to manage diabetes more effectively? Be creative, outrageous and outlandish!  Is it a tiny robot?  A giant bubble?  What does it do to help you?

Or if not your own creation, what new technology or research have you heard about that has you excited about the future?

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I just let it flow:

At this fair I have found an electronic mat. It will be put on the mattress of the bed and has a bluetooth connection to my mobile phone. The App on the phone will measure body temperature, movement pattern and heart rate. With these parameters it will identify a low blood glucose and fire an alarm.

Another cool gadget on this fair is the mini laser-pointer. This device connects via bluetooth to an App on the phone. Whenever I need a new site for the pump I will put the laser-pointer on the table. The App will locate me in the room by rotating the laser. Then it will point to the location of the next site to choose.

I could see insurance covering a the bed detector gizmo but I dunno about the pointer. My ideal gizmo would be a +/- 2% BG transponder, maybe like the Star Trek Tricorders, that would just let you know what your BG was. Accurately.

What about a contact lense that will measure the blood glucose in the fluid of the eye. By blinking two times the lense will show indicator lights for 3 seconds. The number of visible light segments will represent the current level of blood glucose.

On this imaginary fair I found a glucagon pen for micro-dosing glucagon. As we all know the liver will not release glucagon in sufficient amounts for aerobic sports because the insulin will block that reaction. Now with the glucagon pen I can force the liver to convert glycagon to glucose to sustain my blood glucose for aerobic sports. I just take one or two micro-shots and do not have to eat for sports anymore. This would even work for pumpers because the glucagon will work faster than lowering the basal rate.

Holger, we've found your niche!! I LOVE your ideas on this topic! Can you please make them?

Holger, I'd like the laser pointer to suggest a new site that is at least one inch away from any other site I've used in the past month (for good rotation practices) and also be able to tell me if there's any scar tissue nearby, then I can say, "select another site".

Brilliant. That would help me NOT keep using the same spot because it doesn't hurt.... because it's been converted to cardboard.

Ugh if it was techonal I can totally tear it up so's I won't say!

I want a little robot that follows me around (at a slight distance) and does everything for me to keep my sugar within range. It's not attached to me, yet it knows my blood sugar, its trajectory, what I'm eating, whether I'm exercising etc. and when necessary will come closer and tell me if I need insulin and how much, if I need carbs and how much...

There's a good idea Emily But if I had to do something to repare it it would be soooooooo in trouble! LOL!

I want to invent a little robot like the one you posted on this topic, to cook the healthiest meals every time! ;)

Manny, I'll take one of your little robots if you program it to avoid gluten. Maybe in it's spare time, it could grow a few fresh herbs to add.

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