Friday, November 19, 2010

My Wish List.

Dear Santa Animas (SantAnimas?),

It is somehow that time of year already; the time where friends and family are asking me what they might get me as a gift during the holidays.  To tell you the truth, I'm having some trouble coming up with a list for them.  There are some special things I'd like, but you, dear SantAnimas, are the only one who could deliver them!  So here's my list - check it twice.
  1. I would like a "Back" button.  Over the last 11 months, I've cumulatively spent hours scrolling through menus, trying to get to things like my I:C ratio.  It's unnecessary, and annoying.
  2. Please consider using a higher quality ink on that "OK" button.  Right now, mine says "C :"
  3. Is there any way you could make the "empty cartridge" alarm a bit less cute and sing-songy?  I slept right through the harmonious warnings for two and a half hours the other night, and thusly woke up to cotton mouth and a reading of 257 at 3:30 am. 
  4. I'd like the ability to override the IOB amount.  Because, dear Santa, there are times when I administer a bolus, and then smell band-aids.  I rip out my site, because it's not absorbing, and an undetermined amount of insulin leaks out - yet my pump still thinks I have all of those units on board.  You let me control just about everything else on that little robot - why not IOB?
  5. When I change out the battery, it would be great if the pump could remember how much insulin was in the cartridge. 
  6. And lastly, it would save me a lot of trouble if I could make basal adjustments from the meter remote.  Pretty please?  It's not always convenient to dig my pump out from wherever I have it hidden under my clothing. 
Thanks, SantAnimas, for listening.  Cookies and milk are on the counter.  Don't forget to bolus.

Love,
Kim


3 comments:

  1. Kim,
    I like it, your are 19 for 19 on your quest for every day this month. Great job.

    Jason

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  2. More pretty colors and ring tones! I want to really PERSONALIZE my insulin pump :D And skins that are more like stickers rather than pump condoms.

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  3. Totally on point. Thx for putting these out there! One more: I'd like to be able to see how many carbs I put into the EZcarb bolus in the history...it shows how many units given and what kind of bolus, but no # of carbs.

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