Basically, what this all means for me is a life of careful carbohydrate counting, insulin injections, and painful finger pricking and blood glucose testing. Please don't feel sorry for me, this post is not to attract sympathy.
It is to bring to light a possibly life changing technology. If you are type 1 diabetic yourself, you will probably thinking that a world free of finger pricking tests, insulin injections and carb counting is ridiculous. This technology could possibly automate each of these things a diabetic has to carry out to stay healthy, while also getting rid of possible human error by creating a closed loop insulin pumping system. This technology hugely excites me and it would be a dream come true if this system removed the limitations that my disease creates for me. Please watch the following video from JDRF's (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Dr. Richard Insel about this technology and please leave a comment below about what you think.