I might be one of the longer pumpers on the forum (33 years since first pump, an AutoSyringe AS*6 single basal rate programmed by diluting insulin).
While things progressed nicely for a while, since the AutoSyringe/Travenol EUGLY (or Ugly as we called it) there has been no REAL advances! Yes, there are MORE of the same features, more safety alerts, even one or two that will "talk to" a CGMS, but no one is doing anything with the data (except for Medtronics, who just shut down the pump after so many minutes of low glucose with no user action).
Why isn't anyone taking the CGMS and Pump and Meter data, doing some BASIC checking of the data (i.e. did the patient correctly enter his numbers, did he actually calibrate correctly and did he then utilize the values correctly in correction bolus)? Why isn't there software that shows where problems are (multiple days with same pattern of high or low at given time) and then help user to figure out where the problem is (bolus, basal, etc) and aid in finding and adjusting? Why isn't there software to help the patient FIND his basal and bolus rates? This is basic programming: we are NOT talking anything far too complex.
I am currently working on getting some help with this: would love to just write it and test it, but can't get anyone in the pump companies even interested in looking at the idea (they all want that final -do everything- machine that I've been told about, promised, guaranteed and so forth for the last forty years (ever since I was twelve I was already told it was "only a few years away".
Why is no one happy to get something that will HELP ALL OF US on a DAILY and LONG TERM basis??
Any comments, suggestions, etc?
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