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4. Follower conflict.

5. It can feed the 'failure' narrative (see below).

6. The 'ew' factor (or 'ick' factor). This can be in relation

to the user themselves, in that they might not want

something constantly attached to them, or in relation

to reactions from others. Not everybody understands

how this technology is helping you - all they see is

something medical and potentially, for some people,

quite frightening.

The failure narrative is when a person only sees failure

in the data they generate. They are hard on themselves, it

can lead to a bad relationship with food and/or insulin (or

both) and an increase in diabetes distress.

One of the most important factors around diabetes

technology is education both for the users sometimes

the people around them as well as the healthcare

professionals. All people going onto technology should

go through a suitability assessment procedure, but to be

honest this is probably not particularly complete or upto-date

currently, and inevitably as more tech solutions

come along, it's going to be a moving feast anyway.

Increased choice of tech should also lead to improved

interoperability i.e. a greater choice for people to

choose kit that works for them - say a patch pump and

a CGM, but the two bits of kit need to be able to 'talk' to

each other.

I also think that it needs to work towards an increased

choice as to what interfaces the user wants to use -

phone apps and other smart devices - again, this is to

help people fit the technology into their lives in such a

way that they'll use it.

Lastly, I am absolutely certain that users of diabetes

tech will not only still need human support and a team

around them when choosing tech and 'onboarding', but it

will be needed on an ongoing basis.

To end with another quote, writer Robert M Pirsig

(author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

said, 'the test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives

you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces

tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you I'ts wrong until

either the machine or your mind is changed."

For resources on living with diabetes, visit www.

diabetespsychologymatters.com

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