Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Problem with Future Tech
Most importantly, I know that I want to get the best possible diabetes tools for my daughter.
Writing this blog, staying up to date with diabetes news, and meeting with researchers and pharma execs give me lots of insight into future tech. But now I find myself knowing too much.
As the best tech keeps getting better, my wife and I find ourselves paralyzed to make a decision about buying a new pump for Cassie NOW. For example, Tandem's T-Slim has a slick iPhone-like interface that looks superior to anything out currently available in the marketplace. But it's not even in the marketplace yet. And Medtronic keeps getting tighter integration between their latest pumps and CGMs. With so many cool things on the horizon, we get anxiety about committing to the wrong technology.
And if we wait... we don't embrace anything better than what we have today.
Sometimes too much consumer research gets in the way. Maybe the right question to ask is, "If we get this widget today, will Cassie's HbA1c be better tomorrow?"
Posted by Me at 8:00 AM