Since he is only 2 and still in a car seat he could not get to the receiver and even if he could I really would not want him chunking it at my head while driving! So, I would like to develop a CGM specifically designed for children (the concept would work for adults too) and make the receiver a wristwatch. With a range more like the Navigator or even further!! I (mom or T1 Peep) could be wearing the watch and when an alarm goes off I could take a quick looksie (while driving, cooking, sleeping, in a meeting, . . . whatever) and figure out a plan of action! It's quick, it's easy and it's a watch!! I mean I like a nice watch just like the next person so if you want bling on your new CGM watch - - - I think bling should be an option! Design your own CGM watch!!. Wouldn't you rather wear a blingy (or design of your choice) watch CGM rather than a spibelt?
Because here is what happened when momma did not know which alarm was going off while driving (I haven't learned the different alarm sounds just yet).
I like the idea!
And just to try to offer some help, Highs are two beeps, lows are 3 beeps, and lows below 55 are 4 beeps. :)
In time, you will learn to count the beeps. And the high ones sound different than the low ones.
But, I would totally buy a blingy CGM watch!
This is interesting. It's actually not a new concept. It's something that has been in the works for years. I think knowing that there is interest in it might move things along. So post people and I'll get your feedback in the proper hands!
I am usually able to have the receiver in a cup holder next to me without a problem.
Beep, beep, beep is right. I strongly dislike all other appliances that beep. The cumulative effect has taken days off my life!
Maybe they should be Bluetooth equipped to improve reception.
I am wearing a Dexcom 7 right now that I borrowed from my endo's office. I really can't afford to wear both the OmniPod and the Dexcom, but wanted to try this for a while to get a better idea of what my blood sugar is really doing when I'm not looking. I gotta say, though, the beeping drives me up the wall. It's bad enough that the bleeping pod beeps all the time, now this thing beeps too! All for a good cause, though, I guess.
News is that OmniPod & Dexcom have joined forces to create an integrated system and they've submitted it to the FDA for review. Approval is anticipated by October. Could be a whole new world for us!
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