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  1. Lee Ann Thill
    Lee Ann Thill May 19, 2011 at 5:37 am | | Reply

    I think it’s cool, although I’m not a Ford car driver, and have no intention of becoming one, not even for this technology. I’m more of a Honda gal, so if Honda (or Toyota) introduced tech like that, I’d totally go car shopping :)

  2. Kristin
    Kristin May 19, 2011 at 5:54 am | | Reply

    I’d love voice commands for my diabetes paraphernalia. “Blood sugar, drop 60 points. NOW!!” If only it would listen…..!

  3. Roselady
    Roselady May 19, 2011 at 6:49 am | | Reply

    Wow, I can’t believe car companies are actually interested in this — but great news for pwds and cwds…I love it!

  4. John
    John May 19, 2011 at 7:56 am | | Reply

    While on the surface this sounds like a great idea, to be able to live monitor any diabetic passengers (w/CGSM), especially children sleeping during short or long card rides and having that instant monitoring capability.. Same goes for drivers… But, I think its got its potential pitfalls by unscrupulous greedy corporations and gov’t. Most notably, insurance companies and big brother and the data being used against you in a court of law. There will be a witch hunt by insurance companies to get access to this data and use it to jackup insurance premiums for diabetics. Don’t we all remember those little black boxes they wanted to put into vehicles? This just takes it a step further with the data already being stored on board in the HDD…. I would not hook up to it…. No way.

  5. June S.
    June S. May 19, 2011 at 9:09 am | | Reply

    This would be pretty cool – if I owned a Ford! (Well, maybe for my next car I should buy American. After all, it would help the economy!

  6. Cary
    Cary May 19, 2011 at 10:19 am | | Reply

    The real part of the story is missing here — why do none of our devices have a way to wireless communicate via a secured bluetooth (or other tech) connection to whatever device I want to sync it to (download raw data, etc). Sounds like the MS Sync tech is an easy opt-in for Medtronic since the tech is simplified on their side since MS is trying to get anybody to care about their Sync platform.

    In short, the car is not most interesting part of this story – the real story is opening up our devices to various avenues for freedom of the recorded data (phones, computers, etc). This has huge implications.

  7. Barbara
    Barbara May 19, 2011 at 3:25 pm | | Reply

    So does this have to be approved by the FDA? What are the chances? I’d rather see money invested in developing a closed loop system of insulin delivery!

  8. Mary C
    Mary C May 20, 2011 at 4:32 am | | Reply

    From the first moment I saw pictures of the CGM equipt concept car a few years back, I knew it would be worth every penny to parents of TWD (teens with diabetes). My soon-to-be fourteen year old daughter has already been told that she will only be allowed to drive if she’s wearing a functionig CGMS.

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  10. John
    John May 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm | | Reply

    This is really awesome, BUT I think I’d get annoyed with a car telling me how to manage my diabetes. I just imagine having a five minute argument with my car every morning before I could leave.

  11. Mike Hoskins
    Mike Hoskins May 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm | | Reply

    Agreed, this is the start to the Test Drive design concept from last year and it’s a great starting point to be at, but this is not practically efficient in my eyes. I do not want to have a conversation with my car about testing my blood sugar and what to do about it. Rather than spend five minutes of wasted car time talking, why not just test and be on the way. More significantly, the video doesn’t show any CGM connection capability which would seem like the most beneficial part of this – to monitor while driving. With the rollout of Texting While Driving bans nationwide, this actually seems like it would go against some of those state-enacted policies and make drivers more likely to test and do other distracting things behind the wheel. The potential isn’t yet realized on this concept, Ford and MM. the “car BG connection monitoring” idea seems worthwhile but not in the form the video presents. But, it’s a starting point…

  12. Natalie Sera
    Natalie Sera May 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm | | Reply

    Having a screen to look at is just like texting while driving — it diverts driver attention. There are enough things to pay attention to while driving, that this would be one more thing. I’d really rather use my time-tested method of sipping on a regular soda during long-distance drives, and taking breaks every hour or two. Even for parents with CWDs, their attention needs to be on the road — STOP if you think your child needs attention!

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  15. Carin Rhodes
    Carin Rhodes September 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm | | Reply

    I would like to know if i can have access to use the video in this weblink to use in my PowerPoint presentation tomorrow, September 12, 2011. the presentation will be on the car and the health benefits for having the glucose machine in it.

    Carin Rhodes
    Student @ University of Phoenix, Lathop, CA

  16. Carin Rhodes
    Carin Rhodes September 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm | | Reply

    I would like to have persmission to use the video in the above link in my PowerPoint presentation tomorrow, September 12, 2011. I am a student at the University of Phoenix in Lathrop, CA and I am doing the presentation on the Ford vehicle and the benefits of the glucose monitoring device to the consumer.

    Carin Rhodes

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  18. Carrie Ryan
    Carrie Ryan August 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm | | Reply

    I am actually looking for a device that would not allow the car to start until I checked my sugar and it registered within an acceptable range. Personally, I have had many a wreck due to low blood sugars within the 41 years of Type I diabetes and have heard of many a diabetic killing others along with their own self. Giving up another 5 minutes is huge but a very small price to pay. However, I am hoping that this blood monitoring device would be developed like an alcoholic has to do a breath analysis prior to operating their vehicle. I would be very happy with that but to have it monitor my glucose level throughout my journey would be better. Big brother getting my glucose levels, very small in the reality of what he has on me currently. If the system would automatically monitor throughout my trip, then there would be no reason for insurance companies to do a witch hunt, just the opposite I would think. There is no easy solution for this . . . it is going to have to be a give and take. Bottom line, I have lost my precious daughter in a car wreck, nothing to do with diabetes, alcohol or drugs, just an innocent mistake on a young man’s part. There are so many dominoes that fall after the loss of a loved one due to an untimely death. If only one life (many more would be saved) would be saved, wouldn’t that be worth it??? I interested in learning more. Hook me up and let’s save lives.

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