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Jun 24, 2019 15:40:56

Detox

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Keni

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I am a bionic woman. I have an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitoring system at all times on me. Then there is the phone with all the apps we use daily. 
There is the GPS. A Fitbit detailing various health and sleep matrix. A food tracker. A Intermittent Fasting tracker. Amazon's kindle and audible apps, Rain sounds app, Whatsapp and a few other things like pictures and music. 

I like that my life is easier with all these things. Much easier..

BUT...


This last week two of the critical things failed. My pump and my CGM. 
And I was very afraid.

It made me question everything. How and when did I get so dependent on technology? Why did my mind go to the worst things that would happen?

 Shouldn't I be able to maintain my sugar without all these gadgets? They are useful but I should not be useless without them. It's like using a GPS everyday to go to the same destination and not bothering to know the route. It's like never having the phone number of anyone because we expect to always have our cell phones. 


Technology has made me fragile.
I need a technology detox.  


From Keni's collection:

  • 1

    @keni hope your tech is now fixed, and hope ya feeling better now.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 25, 2019 20:39:49
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      @jasonleow - Yes it is all fixed. But the lesson I learnt is that I need to be more aware and less dependent of my relationship with tech.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 25, 2019 09:54:06
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      @keni great to hear it's all fixed.

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 25, 2019 22:00:36
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    @keni

    woah what went wrong with the cgm and pump?

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Jun 25, 2019 03:31:44
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      @abrahamKim - The CGM kept giving me the wrong numbers and dexcom explained that it failed and I needed a new one. I was on my last sensor until I got the next batch this week. So in diabetic people's lingo - I was going blind without knowing my numbers every six minutes.
      The pump had a totally different issue. After wearing the pump for over 10 years, apparently I had developed scar tissues. When the pump is on one such spot, it can't deliver the insulin and gradually my sugars would rise without my knowing why. It's only when you bolus for a high amount that the pump identifies the problem and gives a 'No Delivery' error. It took some googling to understand this one.
      Both of these happened around the same time.
      I was not a pleasure to be around last week.
      All resolved now.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 25, 2019 09:53:12
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    @keni It is scary how dependent we have become on technology and devices.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 24, 2019 12:47:07
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      @brandonwilson - Very scary.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 25, 2019 09:49:21
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