Clicking this link is almost like being swept off to a theme park. The theme: the innovations that have come through almost a century to help manage type 1 diabetes.
First, the link will ask you to enter your birthday to see what was going on when you were diagnosed. It led me to a picture I remember still of early insulin pumps that were the size of a backpack, above.
While JDRF launched this I’m sure to raise funds, I appreciate it as well to be grateful for all we have today. Glucometers, which I didn’t have the first 10 years of my diabetes life, CGMs, faster insulins, no longer having to snack for your shot and a short window before we have an automated artificial pancreas.
While I don’t expect a cure in my lifetime, I do expect more and more ease living with T1D. Maybe one day I’ll barely remember I have it. Let’s hope that’s due to innovations, not dementia.