I'm trying to coin a new term for diabetic intense controller. No, this is not a diabetic athelete, although there are many. Rather, I wanted to see if we could come up with a "handle" for US -- those of us who take on BG control as a project, a hobby, an intense interest.
To me, an engineer by training, managing my BG is a challenging on-going project that I get some enjoyment out of. Engineers like to solve problems, and the better we solve them, the happier we are. Nirvana is that clever, possibly patentable approach that yields exceptional results.
While I'm not seeking a patent for intramuscular injections, you can see the
"engineer" in me with all the screwing around I'm doing with that method.
Anyway, it got me thinking it would be great if we could define some sort of person like this, and grand designs, maybe an organization some day. Something that physicians, if they're interested, could be a part of. Then, those of us who want to go farther -- much farther -- than the "standard" treatment modes would have a place to belong, a way to seek out supportive doctors, etc.
I don't really like "Dialete" and "Diabelete", but that was my best attempt at comping up with an "athlete managing their diabetes". The whole analogy may be wrong, so toss that if you like.
I'm looking for ideas!