I've opted for the wild card prompt of 'design your dream diabetes device' today, simply for an opportunity to bring back an old favourite of mine. The first year I participated in D-Blog Week, and actually exactly 2 years ago today, I chose to use a wild card and wrote a story called 'Weeping Daisy and The D-Thanks Fairy'. Since then, good old D-Thanks Fairy has made a couple of other appearances on Diabetic Dais and so I thought it would be a shame for her not to show her face again this year.
She used to be a whisper of encouragement in times of need but, as of now, D-Thanks Fairy is so much more! When you are low, she sprinkles her magic dust on you and your blood sugars rise to them to a perfect level without a peak. When you are high or you've just eaten a meal, she injects your insulin for you with super-soft needles so they never leave a mark (she may be only small, but she's wondrously strong!) She never forgets to pick up your prescriptions for you and when you are about to run out of insulin in your cartridge, she senses it on the tips of her wings and flies to the fridge to bring you a new one. She's an expert carbohydrate counter and she knows everything there is to know about diabetes, so you never need to see a clinician again if you don't want to - just ask her!
She lives inside your glucometer and some people think she answers to the name of 'NOT AGAIN!', but she doesn't really. More often than not, she appears when she hears you say this because she knows it's when you need her most. Her real name is D-Thanks Fairy and she's called this because she makes you thankful for the important things, like life itself.