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  • Writer's pictureErin Spineto

Finally, A Useful Upgrade

I just received the new Minimed pump. It now asks stupid questions to remind me to do things I instinctually do because I have been pumping so long. After I prime the tubing, it asks me, "Do you see drops at the end of the tubing?" I usually yell at it, "You think I would have stopped priming if I didn't?" I wish I knew how to hack into its software and program it to ask more relevant and helpful questions. Maybe questions Stewart Smalley would have been proud of. "Did you know you are a really good athlete?" "Did you know that book you're writing is going to be read and loved by millions?" Or maybe it could just make statements. "You deserve a vacation today. Take the day off and don't even think about feeling guilty for it." "All the work you do to take care of your diabetes everyday is paying off. You are a better person for it and will live a long and complication free life." Now that would be an upgrade I would pay for. - See more at:

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