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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Today is Day 3 of the Wego Health Challenge!

Today's prompt was:
Pretend you are writing a question about your condition – it can be as silly/humorous as you want. Now answer it.

So... Here it is!


Dear Princess and the Pump,
     What is that funny looking code thing to the side of your blog?  What do you do with it and why is it there?  Does it have anything to do with diabetes?

     That is a very good question!  That funny looking thing over there.. or right here..

is a QR code.  If you have smart phone or some other kind of scanner, you can scan the code.  It will magically take you to my blog!

No, it really has nothing to do with diabetes.

Yes, I know that not exactly what the prompt said to do...  I suppose I could stretch and relate it to diabetes in the sense that it is another form of technology... and technology seems to rule our lives.  Or keep us alive.  Sweetpea is attached to a very important piece of technology called an insulin pump that keeps her alive by infusing insulin into her body 24/7/365.  Not to mention that other piece of technology called a cgm that monitors her blood sugar continually and alerts us if she is too high or too low... So the QR code is really just another robot part...

No, I don't know what QR stands for.

And yes, I realize that right now it's taking you to the blog you are currently on... and what's the point in that?  Soon, though, I'll have it take you to a welcome message from me and Sweetpea!  She fell in love with vlogging and is asking to do it again very soon!

But for right now, I just thought it was SUPER COOL and wanted to try it!  I got the idea from the Southern Gal over at "I Don't Have Diabetes... I've Got Tha Sugar!"  She was kind enough to share her techno tips with me!  Thank you!

Go ahead and scan it for yourself...  It's fun!

** Let me clarify - If you have a smart phone (iphone counts), you can get an app that will allow you to scan bar codes.  Very useful at the grocery store, etc.  Use the scanner app to scan this code, too!**



  1. do you scan it? Is an iphone a smart phone (or is it slow? heehee)

  2. too. SLOW. Do I get some kind of app and then I can scan stuff at the store to see how much $ it is? AND...I can do stuff to Joe's pump too? I really want an app that Dexter readings could be transmitted to my phone. THAT would make me jump up and down and pee all at the same time.


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