Weird futurist. Pontificator for hire. Cyborg Activist. Science fiction & comics scholar. AGI Apologist. Supervillain.
Oh, you’re still here? Why, what? Ohhhh, the cyborg thing. OK
Yes, well, my fucking meatcage developed an error when I was just a teenager, which means I now rely on technology to help me not die.
Good? NO? You still have questions? Fiiiinnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeee.
This is the last time. When I was 14, I got really sick, and after a visit with a doctor and some blood work, I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. That’s the rare one. Like only 10 percent of the population gets it. You might’ve heard it called juvenile diabetes. Basically, I no longer have the cells necessary to make insulin, which your body needs to turn what we eat into energy.
I started on multiple daily shots that day, and progressed through to a point about 2 years later where I taking 4-6 shots any given day. This was no way to live. Fortunately, the insulin pump was becoming more commonly used in medical circles, and after some discussions, I agreed to go on it. Cyborg Novus was born.
Rather that giving you all this insulin at shot time, or having to take a shot based on your estimate of what you’ll be doing 12-20 hours later, insulin pumps release a smaller amount of insulin over the course of an hour, and then you just program it based on what you’re about to eat. The good thing about this is, you can adjust how much it’s giving you every hour on the fly, so if you decide to SPORTSBALL it up, you can lower the amount you’re taking and head off a problem.
I’ve been on pump therapy for 20 years at this point, and while, it’s a struggle, it’s markedly better than when I was on shots. The pump also serves to power my antimatter gravity spear, so it’s a win/win.
Oh yeah. I should also point out I’ve been using a continuous glucose meter for the last 3 or so years. That consists of a sensor I have to insert (yay more parts) that check my glucose levels every 5 minutes. This helps with seeing trends, catching the numbers before they get dangerous and outside of range, and gives me telekinesis while inserted.
…Why do you look like you still have questions? Oh, now you want to know why I include Supervillain?
I mostly included it because my agent keeps telling me I gotta get my brand out there if I want to have more henchpersons, and I’m gonna need those extra once….I’ve said too much, haven’t I?