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  1. Scott E
    Scott E March 7, 2013 at 7:13 am | | Reply

    That idea about infusion-site-warming is an interesting one (I missed the original DMine post on it). It makes me contemplate a faster way to bring down a stubborn high (without nuking the insulin altogether). Of course, clinical trials and not home-trials are the way to find out for sure.

    That first question-answer seems a bit suspicious to me – perhaps just oversimplified for the sake of describing it to a non-technical audience. Pretty much every electronic communications system over the last decade or two includes some method of acknowledging the receipt of a message before doing anything – “handshaking” in computerspeak. I know the Medtronic pump handshakes with the linked meter (the Bayer ContourLink acknowledges on the screen whether the BG was received by the pump or not) and with CareLink. I believe it does with the CGM transmitter as well, though I don’t have conclusive evidence that the transmitter can really receive as well as transmit.

    Regardless, in any wireless communications form, making sure a message is delivered, delivered promptly, and delivered accurately is always a big challenge, and it’s not one that we can afford to skimp on.

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