Easy. It’s such a simple word, but it means so much. It is also the cornerstone of two of the most relaxing songs every written… at least in my opinion (The Eagles’ “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and The Commodores’ “Easy”).
Many seemingly brilliant ideas and inventions have fallen flat for one simple reason: They weren’t easy. Take the latest designs in hybrid closed-loop systems (pumps/CGMs tied together by a self-adjusting computer algorithm). In terms of outcomes, there aren’t a whole lot of differences between the various systems. So why are some the toast of social media while others are taking a beating? Ease-of-use. Who really wants to deal with MORE work and inconvenience? Living with diabetes is tough enough! It’s like having another full-time under-paying job on top of everything else we’re responsible for.
Easy doesn’t just apply to products. It applies to services as well. That’s why we started offering remote “telehealth” consultations almost 20 years ago – so people don’t have to travel to us. And now, we’re taking easy to a whole new level with the re-launch of Type-1 University – the one and only “school of higher learning” for insulin users. We’ve updated the courses, improved the audio-visuals, and made the website super-easy to navigate. Check it out and let us know what you think: https://www.type1university.com
In the meantime, if there is anything we can do to make life with diabetes a little… what’s the word… EASIER, please let us know.