I’m Not Afraid Of My Pump Being Hacked, Becuase Like You, I Am The Only User On My Personal Pump Network.

More Diabetesaliciousness™ Aug 8, 2011, 6:58 pm

I worry about a lot of things – Like the economy; my life with diabetes, my mothers health, the 8 lbs I’m trying to drop, and if I will ever find the lid to my proverbial pot.

I worry about my finances and my career and I worry about what my health insurance will and won’t cover – And that really keeps me up at night.

What I don’t worry about is someone hacking into my insulin pump. I am the only person on my pump’s network – just like everyone else who uses an insulin pump or CGM is.

It’s not like we’re hooked up to some ginormous “pump network” (think Verizon or ATT) that we rely on to make sure my pumps works or require our pumps & myself to be in in a good service area.

And last I checked, my pump didn’t require a certain amount of “service bars” in order to work.

As the singular user on my personal pump network, I don’t feel that I pose a threat to hackers. If you hack into my pump and decide to suspend my insulin delivery, I have a feeling some bells and whistles (both literally & figuratively) might go off and I’d figure it out.

As someone who has a pump clipped to her hip 24X7, 365 days a year, I’m pretty much obsessed with the workings of my insulin pump – And I know that pretty much everyone else who wears an insulin pump and or Continuous Glucose Monitor is too. Pump obsession is right up there with being a pump user.

I know that Jay Radcliffe, a fellow PWD & Pump … Read the Rest

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