Pontificator for hire.
Science fiction & comics scholar.
Oh, you’re still here? Why, what?…..Ohhhh, the cyborg thing. OK
Welp, my meatcage developed an error when I was just a teenager, which means I now rely on technology to not die. Years later, even more was installed, cause that’s how we do in the Volcano Base.
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. A switch got flipped and my dumb meatcage ate the cells that produce 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 common in medical circles, and after some discussions, I agreed to go on it. cyborg novus was born.
Rather than giving you a whole bunch of 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 hypoglycemia.
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.
I’ve been using a continuous glucose meter for the last 7 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 correctly.
…Why do you look like you still have questions? Oh, now you want to know why I include Supervillain?
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 extras once….I’ve said too much, haven’t I?
*More activist who happens to be a cyborg than cyborg activist, but, you know, gotta keep it short.