The FDA yesterday approved a new closed loop insulin delivery system that will come closer than ever before to mimicking a human pancreas. Obviously, it is by no means a cure, but clinical trials are showing that it improves control significantly, particularly at night where diabetics are at greatest risk of experiencing dangerous “highs and lows.” I thought it odd that there was nothing about this in any of the major main media sources.
There is, of course, the whole issue of cost, availability, and all the individual issues to make this of benefit to the millions of people with Type 1 Diabetis. But, my daughter’s reaction to the news: “I want one.” I hope that in reality it is a real option for both my son and daughter.
Which brings me the sunrise and welcoming the day.
These are “just” another a few more beautiful sunrises shared on Facebook by running friends.
Many moons (or sunrises) ago my daughter, probably age 5 or 6, I guess, comes bouncing into the bed room at sunup singing:
“This is the day, this is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice, let us rejoice, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
There are a multitude of reasons – legitimate, sad, scary, hurtful reasons- that time and experience give us as reasons to not see the sunrise as anything other than another struggle. Anyway – we continue working toward the fixes and in the meantime take pleasure in the beauty found. Yea, trite and sappy. So be it.
Oh, I updated the Health Upates page as well.