The forgetful Diabetic

The digital dementia is unstoppable. More and more information goes directly into our mobile hard drive in our pocket instead into our brain. For me it’s already clear, I’m suffering from digital dementia. A few years ago I was able to remember all phone numbers from friends and family. Nowadays I’m happy if I know the number of my parents.

To be diabetic and forgetful doesn’t really fit together. I guess everyone know the situation: You leave the car and a few seconds later you ask yourself “Did I close the door?”. With diabetes it’s similar. Did I injected Insulin for my last meal? Yes or N0? Is my blood sugar meter in my bag? Dextro energy in my pocket? How high was my last sugar level? Questions like that are bothering my all the time.

But there are a few tools that can help:

Bluetooth Tracker

Good to know that there are other people with problems like me. This Bluetooth Tracker are marked as Key Tracker, but they are perfect to use them as an Insulin Pen tracker or blood glucose meter reminder. With an App you can send an Alarm or get a notification if your to far away from your diabetes equipment.



Timesulin is a smart reminder cap that you can put on top of existing pens like the Novo Nordisk Flexpen, Kiwik Pen and Solostar. The Pen tells you the time that past by since your last injection.



Novopen Echo Insulinstift

This pen comes with an inbuilt reminder function. Its really handy and I use this pen myself. The quality is very good and the size is not to big like other pens that I used before. I just shows the last injected number of units and the time that past by. For me it’s enough but a bluetooth function would be awesome to track the data with an app.


Own project:


Automatisierte Nadel Box

Antoher Problem that I have,… i really don’t like this needle boxes. I hide them in other boxes or somewhere where I don’t have to see it. But to change the needles I have to grab it again. The result is, that I want to forget the needles and don’t change them. I want to change something and that is why I started to design a new box that I want to see on my desk.

Soon you can find more about the needle box and other projects that I’m working on in the section tutorials. I want to share my ideas and build some instruction.

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