Have you seen the wonderful movie stranger than fiction? Beyond the fact that it is a terrific story in it's own right, the use of information graphics as an overlay at the beginning (at the first half of this video clip) reminds me a lot of what life is like with diabetes. I'd love to see diabetes framed up this way. Boring, everyday activities, that we do like everyone else, layered with all the calculations and science and data and math of diabetes. It's a great concept they've laid out in this film. I just love it when something can show a better picture of the reality of life with this disease.
Hm, I feel a project coming on. I'd love to see a short video of a person with diabetes eating a meal and using all the information that goes through their mind before, during and after, as an overlay to the film. Blood test results, carb counting of food, ratios of carbs to insulin and bolus amounts calculated, numbers of units actually taken, time before insulin hits the blood sugar, glycemic index data, rates of the rise of blood sugar. You know, the stuff we deal with every day. Every meal. Every hour. Wouldn't it be compelling to see it that way? I wonder what people would think? I wonder if people would realize a little more, that what we do, can be at times, most certainly stranger than fiction?