Recently I was contacted by a reporter from my local FOX affiliate about a story she wanted to cover on the Artificial Pancreas for a segment called The BIG Idea.
Tonight, the piece aired on our local 10pm FOX 5 NY news. My endocrinologist and the Chief Mission Office for JDRF were also interviewed. It’s amazing to witness how so much footage is made into such a short but thorough news segment. I was happily surprised by the accuracy of the story and pleased with how they explained the technology involved. I owe a huge thanks to Kerry Drew and especially the editing team who made this come to fruition. I have also decided I look exceptionally tired and should start going to sleep earlier. Seriously though, I’m honored to have had a voice in spreading this story. This AP technology is getting closer! The UVA algorithm I tested in my first AP trial is now slated for 3 month AT-HOME trials which has happened in the time since they filmed this news segment. Keep pushing forward (and get some sleep).
Here’s the video: FOX 5 The BIG Idea.
Today was full of surprises, many, but the one that sticks out the most is a moment right outside my office. I saw it upside down as I walked down the street and it took my breath away. It was not this shape a few hours later (just a wet blob). I stopped a man who was about to walk across it and showed him how the snow melting on top of the scaffolding had dripped into the shape of a heart. He smiled and told me how the cord for his computer sometimes makes the shape of a heart. I told him how I tend to see a lot of hearts and I its a great thing. Powerful heart moments… or possibly stranger danger (me, not the guy). xo