I dropped by the Medtronic booth just to have a glance. I am a proud Medtronic pumper already. The woman showed me the new CGM sensors that everybody has been talking about and I said to her, "That's real nice, maybe in a few years we will have it in Canadia." She laughed and said, "so true."
Sorry for the bitter trend... switch topics!
Aaron with Jerry the Bear
I got to meet a real stellar human being though. One Aaron Horrowitz with co-creator Hannah Chung who created Jerry the Bear. Now Jerry the Bear has a long history. He is a bear with diabetes that can be used as a learning tool for children with diabetes. Aaron won the Diabetes Mine Design Challenge in 2009 for the most creative entry. I'm sad that I didn't get a video of Jerry in action but trust me when I say he's super cool! He's an interactive bear with a broken pancreas. You can feed him food, bolus insulin and watch his glucose level fluctuate real time! I was really quite amazed.
A brief explanation of what Jerry does
I'm totally sneaking in my You Can Do This Project bracelet in there.
Although this is a proprietary chart, I totally agree. With the exception of the delicious Glucolift tabs.
The last thing I saw that I would like to have is the iBGstar glucose meter. Now it's made by Sanofi which is a company that I obviously support. *wink wink*. And it's a glucose meter that plugs into the bottom of an iphone. You can use it on it's own and then plug it in to upload data which turns everything into charts and graphs and pretty things to look at. Guess what though? It's actually available in Canada! go figure! I haven't seen it yet though but it sure is a nice looking (and tiny) device. I wonder how good the accuracy is?
Disclosure: Nobody asked me to blog about their stuff. I just wanted to share some awesome things!