I've heard talk about this artificial pancreas in the past...but it's exciting to see we're a step closer to getting it!
It's amazing how far we've come! I gave myself my first shot when I was 8 years old...which I vivedly remember and from there took 3 shots a day until I turned 15 and got a pump.
Getting the insulin pump was life-changing...and I can't imagine not having it!
Take a look at the first insulin pump!
Ha!!! And I get frustrated sometimes with trying to figure out how to comfortably wear my pump with a dress! I have NOTHING to get frustrated about after looking at this picture.
(See other early models)
I'm currently looking into a pump upgrade...so thankful for my insurance coverage! I can even get it in pink!!!
Every now and then, I stop and think at how amazing (and a little scary) that a beeper sized device, along with a vial of liquid, is keeping me alive!
Most days I'm overwhelmed by what I need to do to manage my Diabetes. I really need to be more grateful for how far we've come with research and treatment...and then take advantage of that and work even harder because I have the resources right in front of me.