Usually when I'm asked to review something, I have to think about it first. But when Noelyci Ingmann of the Ingmann Design Group asked me if I'd review the following item, I immediately said yes.
Notice any new accessory on me?
That's right, I've got an insulin pump on. Noelyci wrote a notecard to accompany the pump, and he explains it a bit better than I could.
The idea behind this Insulin Pump is to educate you and those around you to a small portion of what it means to be diabetic. The pump is a visible symbol of being diabetic and may prompt questions. This is a teaching opportunity. On top of this the pump will remind you every 90 minutes to test your blood sugars. If you want to reset the timer and do it earlier then the alarm you can by touching it, thereby resetting the timer to another 90 minutes. Many diabetics pick times that are advantageous so that they don't have to do it with friends, but you will have to remember to do this or the avatars around you will see you testing.
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Sure enough, as I was wandering around wearing the pump, I was prompted to check my blood sugars. I was alone when it happened, but it kind of startled me. I mean, what if I'd been with friends? If I were diabetic, I'd have to stop what I was doing to check, right?
The Insulin Pump is a dollarbie at the IDG store, and I think it's kind of a good reminder to those of us who are fortunately healthy to be thankful that we don't have to go through this on a daily basis.
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