Re: [IP] our patented Bolus Wizard calculator
In a message dated 7/8/2003 9:47:28 AM Alaskan Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> you still have to guess the carbs...... (is there anything tougher)??
> all it does, is your formula
I say that this is great (the new 512) for the right people. For me.... I say
the more bells and whistles, the more stuff to go wrong. Thank you, but I
love my 507C, though I think I would love the remote function of the 508.
Personally, this is what I think.......
We were a healthy race, walking to school, working on the farm, and if we
wanted to talk with a neighbor, we got on our horse (after catching it), or
walked over to visit. Then came cars, and telephones, then television. Next
remotes so we didn't have to strain the body with getting up to change the
channel. Escalators and elevators, so we didn't have to get a little sweaty and
actually do some "work". Now we have portable phones, so we don't have to get
our fat behinds to talk with the neighbor, and we have cell phones, so we
don't have to talk face to face, and we can concentrate on 5 other things at
time, not giving out entire attention to our friends. Where is all this going?
We now have children and teens who cannot add or multiply. I know, I have
seen them when working in a teen youth shelter. They are much more interested
instant messaging and the brand of jeans they are wearing and wondering about
what body part they should pierce next. If they have to do math, they use a
calculator, to heck with using the brain.
I feel that all these conviences are great, at the right time and right
place. Cell phones are great when the car slides into a ditch at 9pm on an icy
highway (I live in Alaska and that is the main reason I carry a cell). Some
definitely have problems with math, can't do stairs, have mobility issues
that make TV remotes and portable phones a great assistance for them.
But I disagree that every child with diabetes needs the 512 pump. Let them
learn the basics first. Who knows what the future will hold and knowing how to
think, add and reason is important. Not to be a fatalist, but we may get hit
with an EMP weapon tomorrow (Electro Magnetic Pulse, which destroys
electronics), and all end up back on MDI for a while.
Ok, just my two cents worth. Electronic toys and pump advances are great and
a major plus for those who absolutely need the extra help. I do understand
that this is a step towards a closed loop system, but let me know when they get
there, I would be much more interested. Until then, I will continue to do the
math. It keeps me sharp, focused on my health and what I am eating/doing. It
keeps me in touch with my body.
Thanks you for attending and reading to today's lecture. Opinions and
comments will now be received. Attacks are discourged, but everyone is welcome
express their view. Thanks and here's to happy thoughts. Tina
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