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February 9, 2016
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Techie Tools -- With Cool D Features

Moments after shaking my finger at my dad for buying No. 1 a pair of Heelys, he said, "And I bought something for you, too." Insert foot into mouth. (And if I hear one more time "They are not dangerous" I think I'll blow.)


"Really? Me? Wow!" I said without even knowing what it was.


Dad started to pull something out of his pocket as I came around the couch to be closer to him. It was an iPhone and I lit up!


He explained how he and Mom were upgrading and that I was getting an old one (I think!), but I couldn't have it now because the SIM card wouldn't go in.


We chatted a bit about cell phones and my new (local!) cell number and what to do with my old phone, etc.


And then like it had just occured to him, he said, "Do you even want an iPhone?"


"Oh, yes! Of course!" I said, excitedly. "I think there's several blood-sugar management apps for iPhones."


I've long gone back and forth about whether or not I need/want an iPhone. Much the same way I went back and forth about whether or not I needed/wanted an insulin pump. Phone-wise I barely use my phone; but it has few cool features. Likewise, when I first started thinking about going on the pump, my diabetes and insulin needs were much different.


In other words, I know the cool-feature-factors won't go unused and within a couple a months I'm sure I'll be wondering howI ever lived without one. Perhaps now I'll actually log. Yeah, right!

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
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