A few months ago I heard about a group of parents who decided they weren’t waiting for the diabetes device companies and for the FDA to have a device that would stream continuous glucose monitor (CGM) data to the cloud. A quick search on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #wearenotwaiting will yield lots of results from parents of kids with diabetes (and even a few adult PWD’s) who are using what they have termed “CGM in the Cloud.”
So for these few months I have been following along, listening to the conversation, and debating whether or not it would be of value to our family, and if so, to what extent we would actually use the system.
I can definitely see value, but I also have a few questions and concerns. I have to wonder how much information is too much information. Would I become obsessed with the numbers? Would it create a situation where my child is micromanaged? On the other hand, it might allow her some freedom for play dates or dance class or theatre rehearsal without me right by her side.
By way of introduction, I thought I would share this video of Lane Desborough presenting about CGM in the Cloud:
What do you think?
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Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child.