There are more technologies in the world, from the wheel to the Smartphone, than a single person can list. Our list grows substantially when we extend our definition of technology to include almost every man-made tool, whether it physical, social, economic or political. Despite the magnitude of this list, I can say with utter certainty that there is a single technology in the world that I cannot live without. I say this with no exaggeration, as one is inclined to do when describing one’s love of chocolate or one’s affection towards one’s bike. I am always plugged in to this technology and it travels with me everywhere, yet it is not my cell phone, laptop, iPad or any other mobile device. Despite being a new, highly sophisticated technology, not very many people own one, nor would they want to. Yet for a select group of society this device is in high demand. This technology is my insulin pump, and every drop of insulin it injects allows me to live.
My belief in a cure is strong, however, and I hope that one day within my lifetime somebody will be writing their perspective paper on the cure for type 1 diabetes. Until that day, I will continue to depend on my important piece of technology, and focus on the life saving abilities which make this particular technology a blessing.