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Re: [IPk] I hope this works



Melissa,
 How on earth do you store ready for easy access all this technical info? Wish I
could learn from you more <vbg>
Rhoda

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> On 20 Jan 2014, at 10:06, Melissa Ford <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> This contact lens idea has been floating around since the 1990s (Google
> haven't just come up with it!) and tear fluid has a 30-min lag behind
> capillary blood.
> 
> I will stick with subcu CGM.
> 
> Melissa
> 
> 
>> On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Tom Falconer <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> I agree totally about it being the choice of the individual concerned.
>> 
>> You have to take the information you can and weigh up the benefits versus
>> the risks.
>> 
>> Tom
>>> On 19 Jan 2014 10:13, "Rhoda Martin" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>> If that's your choice, Tom.  Great.
>>> 
>>> It's not mine, and that too is great - as far as I am concerned.
>>> 
>>> This is neither the time nor place to go into the activities of the
>> sectors
>>> mentioned before.  I have lots of information that informs my choices
>> which
>>> may well be different from yours.
>>> 
>>> Kind regards
>>> 
>>> Rhoda
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On
>>> Behalf
>>> Of Tom Falconer
>>> Sent: 19 January 2014 10:11
>>> To: Ip UK
>>> Subject: RE: [IPk] I hope this works
>>> 
>>> Hi Rhoda,
>>> 
>>> I do read the journals, and the only thing they use the information is to
>>> sell advertising. If this means I only see relevant advertising instead
>> of
>>> irrelevant ones, so much the better.
>>> 
>>> Admittedly in America I would be worried that they could sell the info to
>>> my health insurer, which may affect my premiums ( although they could go
>>> down as I could show that I was doing all I could to manage the
>> condition).
>>> 
>>> On the positive side, this information could be used to produce better
>>> tools as it could become the largest source of raw data on how blood
>> sugars
>>> fluctuate.
>>> 
>>> Yes, Google would sell the data, and not just give it away, but it would
>>> still be cheaper than collecting the data any other way.
>>> 
>>> Of course Google are going to try to monetise the data, buy in return I
>> get
>>> continuous blood glucose measurements with nothing stuck in me.
>>> 
>>> Sounds like a good deal.
>>> 
>>> Tom
>>>> On 19 Jan 2014 09:41, "Rhoda Martin" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> If you read any of the IT tech journals you'll find enough to fill a
>> book
>>>> on
>>>> what Google et al does with information gathered.  I don't use pump
>>>> manufacturer software.
>>>> 
>>>> I am only too aware of the lack of security and morality/ethics in big
>>>> business / IT / finance especially where financial gain is available.
>>> I've
>>>> had to be focussed on security throughout my professional life and
>> what I
>>>> have learned does not make me more complacent. This means that a lot of
>>> the
>>>> "convenience" of modern technology I do not use.
>>>> 
>>>> We each have to make the decision for ourselves.
>>>> 
>>>> Rhoda
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On
>>>> Behalf
>>>> Of Tom Falconer
>>>> Sent: 19 January 2014 09:33
>>>> To: Ip UK
>>>> Subject: RE: [IPk] I hope this works
>>>> 
>>>> Why? What could they do with the data, even if they collected it?
>>>> 
>>>> And you don't seem to be worried that your pump manufacturer could be
>>>> collecting the data from your pump and meter if you use their software.
>>>> 
>>>> What has Google done that makes them so much less to be trusted?
>>>> 
>>>> Tom
>>>>> On 19 Jan 2014 09:21, "Rhoda Martin" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Like you, Belinda.  But I go further.  I wouldn't even consider it
>> with
>>>>> Google involvement.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Rhoda
>>>>> 
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]
>> On
>>>>> Behalf
>>>>> Of Belinda Washington
>>>>> Sent: 18 January 2014 10:35
>>>>> To: email @ redacted
>>>>> Subject: Re: [IPk] I hope this works
>>>>> 
>>>>> I like that too prospect too, but I would feel uneasy about Google
>>>> having
>>>>> my
>>>>> medical data.
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On 18 Jan 2014, at 07:17, Tom Falconer <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I hope that this Google gizmo takes off:
>> https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=lSnaUrajE4OThQfhtYGgBA
>>>>> &
>>>>> url=
>>> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/17/google-tests-smart-con
>>>>> t
>> act-lens-diabetics&cd=2&ved=0CEkQqQIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNE2OrdxFj2-OqcDqMRttRXZwsb3
>>>>> f
>>>>>> g&sig2=yBAZmbMVL7wcTz8pG5XjFQ
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